Writer-director Craig Zobel blends conventional narrative storytelling with elements of documentary filmmaking and TV talent shows like Star Search
, Stairway to the Stars
and American Idol
, producing a fascinating new genre hybrid and making one the most impressive and promising feature debuts since Richard Linklater's SLACKER.
Tired of bouncing around the small AM radio markets of the American South, milquetoast Martin (Pat Healy) is ready to settle down with his artist girlfriend Pam (Rebecca Mader), and he's hoping his new job with an outfit called Great World of Sound is the key to a bright new future in the world of independent rec...