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A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.

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Credited cast:
Jane Levy ... Stepphy
Peter Stormare ... George
Justin Chatwin ... Bobby Shore
Kristian Bruun ... Helmut
Chloe Rose ... Fifi (rumored)
David Reale ... Fabian
Ian Matthews ... Poet, Beatnik
Sidney Leeder ... Eleanor
Stephen Joffe ... Bennett
Boyd Banks ... Gord
Seán Cullen ... Jack Avery
Michel Issa Rubio ... Dancer #1
Jen Goodhue ... Joan (rumored)
Christian Lloyd ... Host
Angela Maiorano Angela Maiorano ... Mrs. Fangleweed (rumored)
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A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.

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10 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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written by Ian LeFeuvre and Jeffrey St. Jules
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weird and interesting
13 January 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1963. Stepphy (Jane Levy) is a small town Canadian teen desperate to break into the music world. She records a song demo and sends it to New York City. She gets accepted into their contest. Her dad George Holiday (Peter Stormare) refuses to allow her to go. The local chemical plant accidentally releases a toxic gas. After a bad school dance with Fabian, she gets picked up by her singing idol Bobby Shore (Justin Chatwin) and his German friend Helmut. Fabian tells her that the chemicals may cause mutations.

This is a weird little Canadian indie musical. I like Jane Levy although she's not a top singing talent. Her singing is good show tune level. The old fashion crooning does get tiring which slows down the pacing. Filmmaker Jeffrey St. Jules seems to have quite a few ideas although they need to be sharpened into something with a bigger punch. I like the first half hour with its surreal touches but it descends into surreal dream chaos. It goes from cute weird to crazy melodramatic weird. It's not crazy enough to be outrageous but it is crazy enough to be non-traditional. It's weird and interesting. It's not cohesive enough as a story.


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