Box Office: $4.7M
PRINCIPAL CASTGwyneth Paltrow, Andre Braugher, Maria Bello, Scott Speedman, Paul Giamatti, Huey Lewis, Brent Butt, Lochlyn Munro, Steve Oatway, Ian Robison, Keegan Connor Tracy
"Duets" is a road-trip film about six individuals who throw off the binds of their pre-determined lives and strive to fulfill their dreams. The metaphor for this is Karaoke -- the courage to stand up, sing and be free. They are: a waitress (Maria Bello) from Wheeling, West Virginia desperate to get to California to become a recording star, an ex-con (Andre Braugher) unwilling to bend to the rules of society who sings with the voice of an angel, a salesman (Paul Giamatti) who melts down while chasing the American Dream, a seasoned Karaoke hustler (Huey Lewis) who is disconnected from everybody and everything, an innocent Vegas showgirl (Gwyneth Paltrow) searching for family and love, and a young down-on-his-luck cab driver (Scott Speedman). Each is searching for the meaning of life. As they converge on the $5,000 Grand Prize Karaoke Contest in Omaha, Nebraska, their lives intertwine, revealing the funny, raucous world of Karaoke bars and chain hotels that link the interstates of Middle America.
language and some sexuality