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  • Summary: This homage to the golden era of 1950s Technicolor musicals tells the story of a woman looking for the place where dreams and reality intersect, if such a place exists at all. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. 75
    Filmed in the colors of newborn Technicolor, plotted as a tribute to the conventions of Hollywood romance, filled with standard songs, it's by and for people who love those kinds of movies. Others will find it cliched and predictable, but they won't understand.
  2. An appealing, low-budget musical.
  3. 63
    Comes perilously close to being a vanity production for the obscure singer Isabel Rose, who stars and wrote the autobiographical screenplay with neophyte director Robert Cary, based on her own struggles as a cabaret singer.
  4. So lackluster both as an homage and as a story in its own right that I was already forgetting it before it was over.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    There's a lot to be said for a movie that isn't after instant fame, but only wants to make audiences feel good.
  6. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    40
    The dialogue is not merely tired but exhausted, as though its head has already hit the pillow and it's just "mm-hm"ing us before it falls asleep.
  7. 30
    The movie's chief liability, though, is Rose herself, who also co-scripted with first-time director Robert Cary and who registers several notches below Nia Vardalos on the totem of unlikely double-threats.

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