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Nola (2003)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 8 May 2003 (USA)
An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more ... See full summary »

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An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more than she expected. Written by ann wilson

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She came to the city looking for a dream, what she found was everything.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$8,058 (USA) (31 August 2003)

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$10,550 (USA) (7 September 2003)
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Emmy Rossum's first R rated movie. See more »

Quotes

Nola: [sings] Don't break my heart/Don't walk away/Don't leave me lonely/ running in place/Waited so long/to be here right now/Sometimes things work out/don't ask me how/Don't break my heart.
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Street of Dreams
Performed by Emmy Rossum
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Rossum shines but the vibe is a little goofy
22 March 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Your humble reviewer is supposed to be knowledgeable about what markets films are made for and what the writers were thinking but I confess this one remains a mystery to me.

Unfortunately it is not meant to be a mystery, it is meant to be a light (very light) romcom.

Rossum pretty much carries the film on her back and if you stick it out to the end (a very big "if") you will get a song you will not forget.

The rest of the film you may try to forget. The tone is bizarre. Very odd.

Keep in mind that one of the key themes here is sex and escort services. Somehow, this is not a compliment, the writers manage to tackle that topic without ever leaving the safety zone of a Lifetime movie or, in some scenes, the Disney Channel.

An amazing feat but a feat no one asked for.


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