Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. There's the struggling singer who dreams of making it to the big time, a frustrated salesman who ends up on an unexpected road trip, the dysfunctional family performers which includes a con-artist and his long lost daughter, and an escaped convict with the voice of an angel. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off. Written by
Brad Pitt was originally signed on to play the role of Billy Hannan, but after his engagement to Gwyneth Paltrow was called off, he dropped out of the movie. This also cause filming to be delayed from its original start date of September 1997. See more »
Towards the end of the movie, when Todd Woods and his wife are sitting on the empty stage, she brings him coffee. One minute the coffee and cigarettes are in his hand and in the next shot, just the cigarettes are there. He never set down the coffee. See more »
This film is for all them people who can sing who are too shy to get up on that karaoke. Its just great, this movie follows 6 very different characters who are desperately trying to find something meaningful in their life. Paul Giamatti works his typically excellent midlife crisis routine once more to bring some raw emotion to this well acted and superbly sung movie.
Through this karaoke medium these six persons lives intertwine to essentially meet at the microphone for a cash prize.The film is very character based rather than plot,and why not when you can get great performances out your actors.I was expecting the singing performances to be OK,but they were so much more,they sizzled and wowed.
My advice,rent this movie and get on that karaoke "YEAH"
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