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An aspiring singer, Denise Waverly/Edna Buxton, sacrifices her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers. The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of rejection from the recording industry and a bad marriage, to her final triumph.Written by
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According to director Allison Anders (during her commentary for the DVD), this was the first time that a movie showed a woman's "water breaking" in the recording studio scene. However, such an event had already been depicted as early as Cinderella Liberty (1973). It was also the first depiction of a woman's sweater getting wet because it was time to breastfeed her baby. Anders also asked for "child care" to be listed in the end credits. See more »
Jay Phillips' sunglasses during TV interview. See more »
Just a reminder, folks, that not all movies are supposed to be, nor do they attempt to be, Oscar-contenders. Some films are merely entertaining. I enjoyed this film for exactly that reason -- ENTERTAINMENT. If a movie makes you laugh or cry, it has accomplished its mission. Great soundtrack too, by the way (which I bought). Oh, and a little note to those of you who are trying (in vain) to be the next Gene Shalit or Roger Ebert: Some of your "reviews" are exasperatingly immature, e.g., "she's ugly." Illeana Douglas is an excellent actress with a unique beauty. I'm guessing the "she's ugly" comments come from a big fan of Baywatch and Pamela Anderson? Since when do a person's physical looks have anything to do with their ability to act?
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