The movie delivers a heart-warming message that everyone can take something from.
Grace Trey is a young singer songwriter who plays alongside her father in a Christian church band but aspires to greater things, dreaming of one day scoring a Billboard chart hit. As tensions rise between Grace and her father over creative differences, the young star seizes her chance to break away to bigger and better things, running away to Los Angeles.
Aly Michalka & James Denton Star As Father & Daughter.
In LA, Grace's father's former manager, Mossy, helps the aspiring singer land a record deal and she begins to rise to fame; her talents finally appreciated by the world. However, as Grace's popularity grows, the shallow side of LA begins to set up her in an unpleasant way: from her manager, to her make-up artist to the TV star who begins to take an interest in her. It soon emerges that the bright lights of tinsel town aren't all they're cracked up to be.
Grace Trey is a young singer/songwriter desperate to follow in her musician father's footsteps and gain attention with a Billboard hit. Her career so far has been singing alongside him in a Christian band at her local church but as tensions rise between the two of them over their artistic differences, Grace makes the big decision to run away to Los Angeles as her father's former manager Mossy agrees to help her land a record deal. However, life on the way to stardom is not all the glamour and fun that she thought it would be. She soon begins to realise the shallowness in everybody around her, from her make-up artist to the young male TV star who has suddenly taken an interest in her. As she starts to move further and further away from her faith and her father handles her disappearance badly, the only solace she finds is in an intern named Quentin who tries to remind her of the important things she's left behind.
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A schizoid doppelganger mind-bender wrapped around your standard ticking-bomb scenario (it's hidden somewhere in Los Angeles and could take out the whole basin if detonated -- or something), Face/Off is an utterly lunatic film in the best possible way. Originally a futuristic thriller, the script was retooled for a modern-day setting, keeping several of its sci-fi elements but focusing more intently on its personality-shifting aspects which seemed to come straight out of Woo's international breakthrough, The Killer. An FBI agent, Sean Archer (John Travolta) has been hunting jet-set super-criminal Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage) for years. For Archer, it's gone beyond personal to haunted obsession, particularly after Troy tried to shoot Archer but missed and killed his son instead. After a gonzo opening sequence involving a Humvee/private jet showdown on a runway and about ten thousand expended rounds (mostly fired by people flying sideways in slo-mo, of course), Archer's team brings down Troy.
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