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
During filming, tracks using backup singer Mary Ann Tatum were used in place of Mariah Carey's voice to avoid bootlegging. Carey recorded her vocals close to the release date of the soundtrack, and all lead vocals used in the film are hers. See more »
When Mariah is on the "not a date" with Dice, the amount of wine in the glasses changes in every shot. See more »
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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