After viewing this wan, though heartfelt tribute to the golden age of MGM musicals, you might be left wanting anything but this. Isabel Rose--who wrote and stars in the thing--is an aspiring cabaret singer who croons torch songs at an airport lounge but dreams of hitting it big and finding true romance with an upstanding guy. Andrew McCarthy (with the same annoying battery of nervous facial tics he has been parading since St.
Elmo's Fire) plays Rose's churlish piano teacher. If you've seen any Vincente Minnelli-directed musicals, you probably know how this ends up--and that predictability is the problem. Plus it's totally cheesy, and Rose never rises above the mediocrity of the material. A misstep.
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