Enjoyment of this film will depend on to what degree you like the style of folk music they play
Guy with a crush on a folk singer buys the coffee house she sings at the tries to fit in with her friends.
You're ability to enjoy this film will depend upon one of two things: 1. Curiosity about the coffee house folk music culture of the late 1950's and early 1960's 2. The ability to sit through lots of mostly mediocre folk music.
This is a just okay look at the now gone coffee house culture. I don't ever really remember a film thats such a snap shot of what I've read the coffee house scene was like. As a time capsule the film is probably invaluable. The problem is that this is first and foremost a musical comedy and as that the film is just okay. The problem is the comedy is only mildly amusing and the songs are mediocre at best. I could take the okay comedy (I did laugh at some of it) but for me the music was a tough slog, this style folk music never was really my cup of coffee. It doesn't help that the artists performing seem very stiff and very aware of the camera, something I doubt they'd be in a packed coffee house. If you can't take the music the rest of the music is lost.
Worth a look if you're curious, preferably as a freebie. Think of it as an alternative to the Beach movies of Frankie and Annette.
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