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In terms of visual atmosphere alone this film is an anomoly in the teen romance genre, and it also has a way of capturing casual moments by having participants in a group conversation expressing themselves with body language and facial expressions when others are speaking which creates a great sense of authenticity that I don't think I've seen since Crazy/Beautiful, which is still for my money the most poignantly realistic teen movie ever made. There's a minimal use of one-shots during conversations, and when they are used the transitions from one person to another aren't timed directly with when they start and stop speaking, so there's no reaction shots, it's all fluid. It creates a sense of everyone being in the moment instead of solemnly waiting their turn to speak and emote.
Visually the washed-out color, shaky cameras, and oddly framed shots are the opposite of what you'd expect from an MTV-style film featuring Ashlee Simpson. Actually focussing on the camerawork it seems maybe contrived, but for most of the movie it inconspicuously plays a vital part in adding mood and creating a portrait of the city at night which is as enchanting as anything in Lost In Translation.
Steven Strait's brooding singer-songwriter character is a bit of a caricature and Clea's description of him ("Luke has integrity. He wants to make it, but on his own terms.Read more ›
But everyone has to start somewhere, as the theme of the story points out. The plot is thin - boy meets girl in New York, both craving the entertainment industry, both move to Los Angeles, both get caught up in the negative as well as the positive aspects of the climbing to the top life in LA, both are influenced by friends and family, choices are made, stuff happens. This trickle of dialogue is parceled out between songs by a group of wannabe actors, some better than others. Of the group Kip Pardue shows his more extensive experience and lightens the screen. But the rest is, at best, a series of tryouts told at a pace that assures somnolence. But everyone has to start somewhere.... Grady Harp, December 05
The best part is the skateboard dog and the goods looks of Steven Strait, but if you really wanna enjoy him, i better recommend you THE COVENANT. Is the typical horror flick, but at least, is not so presumptuos that this one.
Ashlee Simpson: Actually surprisingly likeable considering it's her.
Kip Pardue: The most interesting and likeable thing about this entire flick.
Soundtrack: Not too bad, but it isn't my cup of tea despite some strong INXS resemblance.
The Plot: Slow, predictable, and at times really silly. Pell James is pretty, but she looks like any other girl her age, and Steven Strait is trying too hard to be a universally liked Johnny Depp.
My rating: Imagine the sound of the buzzer after three wrong guesses on Family Feud. Sorry, you guys, but this movie just wasn't worth the five bucks I spent when I bought it off the previously viewed rack.
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I bought this to watch Steven Strait smile and listen to his voice, both speaking and singing. Mission accomplished. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chena
A likeable enough movie......certainly not the best that I've ever seen but just enough fluff to keep you interested for the 1 1/2 to 2 hours needed to watch it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Movie Maven
It's a really cute family friendly movie great music and so funny. I really enjoyed this movie. I will watch it over n over again.Published 23 months ago by Sonja L Hardin
Undiscovered is a great movie. Really funny and the music is great. The DVD was packed great and came in great condition.Published on February 5, 2014 by lenaava21
I loved this movie!! It has everything a girl needs, eye candy, good music, and Steven Strait!! Need I say More?!Published on December 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I don't care what you say but this is an awesome movie! I wish they hadn't stopped selling this movie and they came out with it on blueray ;)Published on December 2, 2012 by Shane