DuetsDirector: Bruce Paltrow, Maria Bello, Andre Braugher, Paul Giamatti
Director Bruce Paltrow teams with his Oscar-winning daughter Gwyneth Paltrow for this road comedy with music. Paltrow plays Liv, a struggling professional singer whose meets her father, Ricky Dean (Huey Lewis), for the first time at the funeral of her mother. As it turns out, both Liv and Ricky supplement the income from few-and-far-between gigs by singing in karaoke contests, and soon father and daughter are competing on the same circuit. Meanwhile, Todd Woods (Paul Giamatti), a salesman who has grown disenchanted with his job, his family, and his life, picks up a hitch-hiker named Reggie Kane (Andre Braugher), and during a stop at a tavern, they discover they make a good duet team while belting out a version of "Try A Little Tenderness." And waitress Suzi Loomis (Maria Bello) sweet talks Billy (Scott Speedman), a cabbie, into driving her to Omaha, where the national karaoke finals will determine who does the best job of singing along with the records, as the lives of these six characters begin to intersect. Duets also features Angie Dickinson as Blair, Liv's grandmother who was once a showgirl in Frank Sinatra's Las Vegas floorshow; Brad Pitt was originally cast in Speedman's role but withdrew after he and Paltrow announced the end of their off-camera relationship.
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- Mill Creek Ent
- [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Maria Bello||Suzi Loomis|
|Andre Braugher||Reggie Kane|
|Paul Giamatti||Todd Woods|
|Huey Lewis||Ricky Dean|
|Marian Seldes||Harriet Gahagan|
|Kiersten Warren||Candy Woods|
|Eric Batut||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Lesley Beale||Set Decoration/Design|
|Katherine E. Beyda||Associate Producer|
|Jim Brebner||Asst. Director|
|Neil Canton||Executive Producer|
|Mary Claire Hannan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Tony Ludwig||Executive Producer|
|Lee R. Mayes||Executive Producer|
|Bill McMahon||Set Decoration/Design|
|David Newman||Score Composer|
|Alan Riche||Executive Producer|
|Maya Rudolph||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Dick Rudolph||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Sharon Seymour||Production Designer|
|William Weslup||Art Director|
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...if there ever was a chick-flick for guys, this one's it! It's got it all, hot babes (Maria and Gwyneth), prison break, mid-life crisis, and good music. If for nothin' else, Gwyneth's redition of 'Betty Davis Eyes' is the sexiest cinema ever on the mainstream big-screen!
Duets is a great movie with * Its great cast * Great Soundtrack * Great story * Great special features YOU MUST BUY THIS DVD
I really liked this movie. The songs were great. I didn't know Andre Braugher had such a voice. The duets with Paul Giamatti and Andre were such fun. I enjoyed Cruisin' with Huey and Gwyneth a lot.
I tell everyone I know that they must watch ''Duets''. All that do watch it come back to thank me. A ''feel-good'' movie without being sappy, great music (who knew Gwyneth Paltrow could sing like that). Buy it. You'll love it.
This movie made me laugh, it made me cry, and everything in between. The music is great,the characters are great. It is not your run of the mill movie. Definately give it a try.
I fell in love with this one. If you love music, you'll love this movie. Gwyneth sounded phanominal singing with Huey Lewis. I could watch it again & again. A Must See for everyone!