Duets

Netflix is just one more example of “the long tail.” I wanted to watch Duets last week but the guy at the video store looked at me like I was crazy. “We don’t stock the really old movies.”

If you work at Blockbuster, 2000 probably seems like eons ago. So I had Barb move it up on her Neflix list and the DVD arrived in yesterday’s mail. IMDB users rate the movie 5.7 out of 10 but I loved it both times I’ve watched it.

Huey Lewis plays a professional karaoke hustler who reconnects with his daughter (Gwyneth Paltrow) and a bored suburban businessman (Paul Giamattie) turns outlaw karaoke singer. But the most amazing performance was Andre Braugher’s.

Huey Lewis obviously performed his songs and it sounded like Paltrow did. But can Andre Braugher really sing that well? Probably not.

Favorite line: “Sorry, I’m going out for a pack of cigarettes.”
Most erotic scene: Maria Bello pulls on her undies. Sweet Jesus.

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