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Undiscovered (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 26 August 2005 (USA)
A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.

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Brier Tucket
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Luke Falcon
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Euan Falcon
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Josie
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Mick Benson
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Garrett Schweck
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Michelle
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Wick Treadway
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Christy
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Cameron
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Jason From Acting Class
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Brendan - Garrett's Assistant
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A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.

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They Know Each Other By Heart.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material including dialogue, partial nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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26 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Wannabe  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$676,048 (USA) (26 August 2005)

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$1,046,166 (USA) (2 September 2005)
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Originally titled "Wannabe" but changed to the title of one of Ashlee Simpson's songs. See more »

Quotes

Euan Falcon: She's just a love taxi, don't worry about it.
Brier Tucket: A what?
Euan Falcon: He's just taking a ride, it won't last.
Brier Tucket: How do you know it won't last?
Euan Falcon: Cause I've only seen Luke in love two times. The first time was with Wendy Marcus and that girl drove him to poetry so.
Brier Tucket: That's sweet...
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Referenced in Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009) See more »

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Smart in a Stupid Way
Performed by Steven Strait & Ashlee Simpson
Written by David Baerwarld
Published by Almo Music Corp. o/b/o Itself and Zen of Iniquity
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It's actually an average movie
18 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Luke (Strait) and Brier (James) are two beautiful young people who have a chance encounter on a New York subway. Shortly later, they both go to L.A. to find fame, he as a rock star and her as an actress, but when they run into each other again, they have to decide whether their relationship is strong enough to withstand "the business." Undiscovered was named by many as the worst film of 2005. I can't say I really agree with that. The movie is kind of weak but it's still tolerable and it's also pretty harmless. The premise is fairly interesting even if it's not very original. The execution is only average but still much better than expected. The romance is pretty weak though and just not very interesting. The two leads don't have enough chemistry to make the movie work. There are a few moments of intrigue and some nice performances but the end result is still unsatisfying. The reason the film is kind of lackluster is because of the writer and the director. John Galt wrote the screenplay and he fails to really add anything new to this movie. Also, Meiert Avis just keeps everything by the numbers without adding any surprises.

The acting is only okay with Carrie Fisher giving the best performance. She isn't given a lot of screen time but she still manages to give a few funny lines. Pell James is pretty good as Brier Tucket. She has that "model" look and she has an engaging quality that kept focusing my attention to her. Steven Strait is only okay as Luke. He's a little dull but he has that "rock star" look that suited the character. Ashlee Simpson plays Clea and she is actually only a supporting character in the movie. Her performance is surprisingly average (like the film) but she should stick to singing. Shannyn Sossamon was just annoying and not funny while Kip Pardue was only okay.

I think the supporting characters really kept this movie moving. The scenes between Clea and Brier were pretty nice and engaging. Most of the characters were also pretty likable so the viewer at least cares for a happy ending. The ending was surprisingly good but very obvious. The music wasn't as painful as I was expecting it to be. I don't really like the type of music that was performed in the film but some of the songs were decent. Of course, there were a few cheesy songs but they can't all be winners. I think the movie was unfairly bashed because of Ashlee Simpson's appearance. However, she didn't bring down the movie and the film itself wasn't horrible. In the end, Undiscovered isn't worth checking out but it's not a travesty either. Rating 5/10


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