I saw this movie years ago and didn't think to write a review. However, I came across it once again while trying to watch something on a lazy day. I would have liked this a lot more if they had just done some research or talked to a vet. The inconsistencies killed it for me. The plot centers around a small family in a small town somewhere (I think ) in the south. Young mom is a former addict, dad is a mechanic at the local garage and a Marine reservist, they have a young son. The dad and boy do a thing where they rap or sing or something like that. The dad eventually gets called to deploy. This is where the problems start. Apparently, everyone associated with this movie believes that when a Marine gets deployed, he/she doesn't get payed. The writer hasn't heard of BAQ, VHA, or basic pay during wartime (which incidentally doesn't get taxed). Oh, and let's not forget danger pay. The reason I mention these is because it becomes relevant in the later part of the movie. I'll explain: once the dad is deployed, we begin seeing the little family have a hard time, they have no money for the mortgage, food, etc. She loses the house has to move back into the trailer park with her abusive father and ends up back on drugs. This entire plot line killed the movie for me! What was the dad doing? Going to the goat club and making it rain in Afghanistan? Just a ridiculous premise, entirely. This is the meat and potatoes of the entire movie! The ending comes in a M. Knight Shyamalan type twist, so I won't reveal it. Just see it for yourself. This could have been an ok movie but the plot-holes just killed it for me.
Action / Drama
Action / Drama
Henry Matthews is an exceptionally talented young R&B singer whose happy family life is disrupted when his father, a marine, is re-deployed to Afghanistan. Despite all the obstacles including losing the family home and being forced to move in with his grandfather who hates his music, Henry is inspired to enter a teen singing competition in the hopes of winning and escaping a world that is falling apart.
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