Courtney Love has nothing to fear from Clam Dandy (this movie's unfortunately named, fictional all-female rock band). The group is a mess, perhaps the single most ill-starred band in cinema history outside of Spinal Tap. Their trials and tribulations form the center of this gritty show about not making it in the music biz and the question of when you should just give up.
As the film's star and bandleader, sexy, tattooed Gina Gershon (doing her own vocals, by the way), proves that you're never too old for this sort of thing. But the movie doesn't always give her the musical ammunition she needs--especially with the songs, which are unworthy of her sexy growl. Those minor glitches aside, Prey is an otherwise smartly feminist exploration of what it means to wake up one day with too many tattoos and fading dreams of fame. And, yes, it's a total bitch.
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