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A married couple and indie band duo, which never reached the success that they had always hoped, decides to stop pursuing their dream when a financial opportunity arises for them to perform for a new children's program called "Rumperbutts." In spite of all the money and new found success, the two of them are miserable and have thus split up. However, on one magical evening, a mysterious individual comes into their lives and gives them a second chance.Written by
Imagine a band much like stars Mates of State (made up of a couple in love, who get married, making music they enjoy, doing small shows), who one day trade the indie rock life for a career as the stars of a sort of bland-but-successful Wiggles/Yo Gabba Gabba/Barney TV show, touring the country to sold out live family/kid audiences. As their fame and popularity grow, their marriage self destructs. But stuck in a long term contract, the show must go on, so to speak. Or...that is at least until a cryptic wish-giver shows up, setting them on a different path. Filled with great songs, laugh out loud humor, and a bittersweet overall story, I loved this. Plus, it successfully avoids the Hollywood happy ending, the Hollywood gloomy ending, and the indie there-is-no-ending-so-lets-just-fade- out ending. Instead it manages to end in away that seems the most true to the characters and what they would want.
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