Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.
Most movies about the music business come off looking nothing close to what it's really like being in a band or backstage. This has moments of realism but then also some cringe worthy moments. The music is the worst thing about the film.......supposed to be punk but has very little attitude at all and the songs are more country oriented.
I saw a reviewer running on about only people in the music business 'getting it' well, as I am and have been in the music business for many years I can say that's mostly bull, it has a couple of moments yes but mostly it's a mess. Feels loosely based on Courtney Love. Ha ha. It's been told a million times before and more convincingly. Seeing them mime with instruments is always hilarious in films even when as hot as Cara is...... Just not authentic enough, music is weak.
There are a couple of stand out moments and the lead actress did a great job I must say. The piano scene with her daughter although a little contrived pushed the right buttons and was enjoyable.
Watch it nothing else on. It's puzzling to see why or how this film got made at all.
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