An all-singing look at American pop music of the late '50s and early '60s that doesn't really work as drama but hits the right nostalgic notes. Edna Buxton (Walter Keane-eyed gamine Illeana Douglas) wants to sing the heartfelt songs she's been writing
for herself for years, and winning an amateur singing contest seems her ticket out of stifling life as a deb. But her Main Line mom sniffs contemptuously, record company scouts take one look at her gawky figure and turn away, and gleefully opportunistic promoter Joel Millner (John Turturro) tells
her that her name is awful, her snooty background is unpromotable and girl singers are dead anyway, so why doesn't she writ...