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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Everyone is deceptive, selfish, and blissful as such.
Violence & Scariness
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Characters kiss, cuddle, and yearn in close-up. The rock star phenom appears shirtless and sweaty on stage. Women wear revealing clothing, Euan appears in bed, shirtless, with two barely clad women.
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Obnoxious more than consistently offensive.
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Products & Purchases
Music industry is a theme/setting; magazines, websites, and other forms of advertising appear frequently.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters smoke, drink, and do drugs, including the prominent discussion and downing of a horse tranquilizer in a bar.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the story is set in an L.A. music "scene," which means that characters drink, do drugs, and smoke. Characters seek fame, behave badly, cheat on each other, and fight briefly hand-to-hand; one girl is paid to seduce a young man. They use brief obnoxious language ("hard-on," "sucks", "screw"), argue, kiss, cuddle, and show romantic yearning, in handheld close-up (if you're averse to mobile framing, this film is not for you). One brief fight. The rock star phenom appears shirtless and sweaty on stage. Two agents discuss and then consume horse tranquilizers in a bar. Women wear revealing clothing, one young man appears in bed with two barely clad women. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
UNDISCOVERED is a small, often incoherent saga of aspiring young artists in L.A. While the camera cannot stay still (maybe recalling director Meiert Avis' music video roots, maybe just affecting "art"), the plot can't get going. The romance pokes along by way of deception, selfishness, revenge, and disappointment. Brier and Clea, with the help of Carrie and a faux-Brazilian model named Josie (Shannyn Sossamon), connive to make Luke seem popular.
Luke falls into the rock star mode pretty easily for someone who's supposed to be all into his independence and integrity. (Then again, he's hardly "about" the music; his mostly black band is reduced to background, one member speaking once: "One, two, three.") Brier despises the effects of celebrity, so her decision to send her true love forth on this path seems odd; as she watches him turn famous, she's partly drawn to him and partly repulsed. He's her very own Frankenstein monster, drinking and having sex with Josie because he feels rejected by Brier. In turn, she blames Luke for being weak.
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