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Opening Night (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 2 June 2017 (USA)
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A failed Broadway singer who now works as a production manager must save opening night on his new production by wrangling his eccentric cast and crew.

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Isaac Rentz
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Credited cast:
Anne Heche ... Brooke
Lauren Lapkus ... Alex Bean
Rob Riggle ... Mr. Goldmeyer
Alona Tal ... Chloe
Topher Grace ... Nick
Taye Diggs ... Malcolm
Paul Scheer ... Ron
Brian Huskey ... Lee
Zach Cregger ... Micky
Lesli Margherita ... Brandy
Carlena Britch ... Jessica
JC Chasez ... JC (as J.C. Chasez)
Johnny Ray Gill ... Eric
Andrew Leland Rogers ... Brian
Carly Anderson ... Sandra
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A failed Broadway singer who now works as a production manager must save opening night on his new production by wrangling his eccentric cast and crew.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Trivia

The film was shot all in Mexico, despite being set on Broadway in New York. An airplane hanger in the middle of Mexico City was used to build the entire film's stage from scratch. See more »

Goofs

At about 1h 30 mins when Nick is singing on stage, his voice switches to microphone in sync with the music, although he doesn't take the mic from CJ for another 10 seconds. Then when he steps off the stage singing and walking towards Chloe, his voice continues to come from the speakers even though he's wearing no sound equipment. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Nick: [smiling widely] What'd you think?
Chloe: A little pitchy.
Nick: Uh yeah I'm out of practice.
[kisses Chloe]
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I Melt With You
Written by Richard Brown (as Richard Ian Brown), Mick Conroy (as Michael Frances Conroy), Robbie Grey (as Robert James Grey), Gary McDowell (as Gary Frances McDowell), Stephen Walker (as Stephen James Walker)
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Fun! - well mostly
26 December 2016 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

I jumped at this movie because Anne Heche is in it. Unfortunately she's only in it briefly, but that's not a real problem. The real problem is that the story starts as a fun goofy comedy musical and becomes a sentimental love story and the segue is poorly done.

The plot revolves around Nick (Topher Grace) who is the back stage manager for a musical titled One Hit Wonders. The lead singer Brooke (Anne Heche) is knocked out and her understudy Chloe (Alona Tal) must take over and it's opening night with a full house. The rest of the cast is made of 'has-beens', 'hopefulls', 'burn-outs', and 'wanna-bes'. There are some fun musical numbers both on stage and back stage.

We learn that Nick was once a popular singer that gave up singing and he and Chloe are in love. Nick must learn a lesson and take a big step (for him) or he will loose Chloe. In the mean time everything that can go wrong back stage does go wrong and Nick is torn in two directions. Finally he takes his big step to get Chloe back and that moment in this musical comedy is too romantic and sentimental to blend into the previous comedy and screwball humor.

Watch it and judge for yourself!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Opening Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico

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