Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ...
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Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and overweight girl struggles to belt out a tune. When Jean is suddenly fired because of cut backs, he is ashamed and even more desperate to have his daughter succeed. In a chance meeting Jean kidnaps the most famous pop star in the country and holds her hostage demanding to be heard by the music industry. Catching the attention of the media and the eyes of the nation, Jean and Marva realize that the show must go on until everyone is famous.Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Everybody's in showbiz,everybody's a star .(Ray Davis)
The beginning promised great things .The dream of the father ,a working-class man ,to make his daughter a star ,what a good subject for a movie!There are plenty of good scenes:the song contest where the "singers " ape Madonna or Jackson and where the Otis Redding "double", with his "black" face ,takes the biscuit;the less-than-attractive fat daughter dreaming in her room;the kidnapping which increases Debbie's sales who has sold more now than Presley ,Jackson and the Beatles put together(sic).
Unfortunately,as soon as the star falls his love with her abductor,it's the beginning of the end:the script gets bogged down in clichés.The attack of the medias has been seen a thousand times or more .Finally ,what could have been a ferocious satire of the showbiz world becomes its glorification.Nothing is spared the viewer,even the ugly-duckling-turned-into-a-swan umpteenth version.Oh unlucky Manuelo!
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