The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.
Billie Frank is a shy, young multiracial girl who is sent away by her alcoholic mother at a very early age. At an orphanage, she befriends Louise and Roxanne. Flash forward to 1983. Billie and her friends are spotted by a record producer, Timothy Walker, who wants them to sing backup for his latest pop-music discovery. But when super DJ Julian Dice hears Billie's incredible voice, he makes a shady deal with Timothy to get her out of that dead-end situation. Soon, Billie and Dice are making hits inside the studio, and falling in love outside of it. Eventually, the pressure of her newfound celebrity puts too heavy a strain on Billie, forcing her to decide what it is she really wants from Dice, and what she wants for herself.Written by
The original cut of the film ran at two-and-a-half-hours. The music, as noted by the director Vondie Curtis Hall, was what made the editing process so difficult and protracted. See more »
When Dice talks to Billie about his future as her producer, a drink is in his hand. He takes a sip, and lays it down in a position on his chest where any liquid in the cup would have spilled out. Then he keeps drinking, as if there still was liquid in the cup. See more »
Do you really think inside your mind that because you swing your ass around on stage and you hit a couple of high notes here and there, that you are some colossal success?
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I have just watched this movie for the umpteenth time and throughly enjoyed it. Sure it isn't necessarily Oscar material, but it isn't trash either..I believe that this film is actually quite entertaining and is as Ms. Carey once stated that it was a period piece..thus the 80's styled music for which she was also savagely ripped..But sometimes timing can also make all of the difference as this movie opened on or around the time of "911" which also lead to its demise..But it is harmless entertainment which has now found its audience in video and DVD and can still be enjoyed...Besides I have seen far worse acting - does the name Whitney Houston ring a bell..
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