For some people, karaoke is what you do for fun when you're drunk; for others, it's a way to make a sober living. When a karaoke hustler (Huey Lewis) is reunited with his estranged daughter (Gwyneth Paltrow), they try to reconcile the past as they head to Omaha, Neb., to compete for a $5,000 grand prize. Paul Giamatti, Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher and Maria Bello co-star in this offbeat film from Bruce Paltrow -- Gwyneth's real-life dad.
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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by director Bruce Paltrow and producer Kevin Jones; deleted scenes; multi-angle music video; trailer
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the shootout in which Reggie is killed could scare some kids. There are two gunfights, one in a convenience store and one involving the police. Some blood is shown. Also, there is female nudity and many sexual situations.
- Sexual Content
- Ricky is briefly seen having sex with a woman he met at a bar. Some bare breasts. Suzi barters sexual favors for whatever she needs (and is briefly glimpsed getting dressed). Billy catches his wife in bed with his partner.
- Two gunfights, one in a convenience store and one involving the police. Some blood is shown. The shootout in which Reggie is killed is scary.
- A range of expletives are lightly sprinkled in various conversations.
- Social Behavior
- The sole black character is a convict.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Todd--in the midst of what may not be clear to young viewers is a nervous breakdown--goes on a driving spree fueled by pills and beer.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it