Making Harmony

I recently watched a 2000 movie directed by Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth Paltrow’s father.  The movie is called Duets and the tagline is “Six lost souls in search of a little harmony.”  It is similar to movies like Love Actually or Valentine’s Day because there are a number of co-stars but not necessarily one main star.  Some of the people in it are Gwyneth Paltrow (a little nepotism, eh?), Huey Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Scott Speedman, and Andre Braugher.

The “lost souls” in the movie all end up involved in karaoke.  The interesting thing is that Gwyneth Paltrow, Huey Lewis, and Paul Giamatti perform songs.  And they do it well.  In fact, it’s worth watching the movie for Paul Giamatti singing “Try a Little Tenderness” alone, in my opinion.

Duets is an interesting movie about how people search for hope, and where they find it (or don’t).  It’s worth watching, even if you don’t like karaoke.