Undiscovered (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Undiscovered, a film about aspiring actresses and musicians, lacks originality and a convincing plot.

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Two talented young people head to California looking for fame, but find love along the way in this romantic drama. Luke (Steven Strait) is a struggling rock musician who has decided to leave New York City for the seemingly greener pastures of Los Angeles. A few days before he leaves, he spots a beautiful girl on the subway who gives him a big smile, giving him brief second thoughts. However, Luke heads out to L.A. anyway, and after months of scuffling lands a gig -- and sees the beautiful girl, Brier (Pell James), in the audience. Brier is an aspiring actress who, like Luke, came to L.A. to boost her career; she's taking acting classes at a well-respected workshop, and has landed a less-than-glamorous but lucrative deodorant commercial. Luke and Brier strike up a friendship, though it's obvious he's interested in something deeper; as Luke tries to score a record deal, Brier and her best friend Clea (Ashlee Simpson) try to spruce up his image and create some buzz about his music. But as Luke falls hard for Brier, she develops greater qualms about getting involved with a musician who will spend half his life on the road, and their shared desire for that big break may be the thing that keeps them apart. Undiscovered also stars Carrie Fisher, Kip Pardue, and Fisher Stevens.
Rating: PG13 (for sexual material including dialogue, partial nudity, language and drug content)
Genre: Comedy , Drama , Romance
Directed By: Meiert Avis
Written By: John William Galt
In Theaters: wide
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Cast

Pell James
as Brier Tucket
Steven Strait
as Luke Falcon
Kip Pardue
as Euan Falcon
Stephen Moyer
as Mick Benson
Peter Weller
as Wick Treadway
Fisher Stevens
as Garrett Schweck
Perrey Reeves
as Michelle
Cameron Thor
as Cameron
Ewan Chung
as Brendon
Mann Alfonso
as Bat Guy
Don Smith
as Mint Bartender
Shaina Fewell
as Pretty Girls at Mint
Meghan Lynch
as Mint Bargirl
Shaine Fewell
as Pretty Girl at Mint
Rachel Sterling
as Pretty Girl at Mint
Stephanie Mace
as Waitress at Mint
Sasha Gelbart
as First Turk
Dan Callahan
as Second Turk
Jesse Burch
as Airline Rep
Megan Kuhlmann
as Ticket Counter Agent
Earl Carroll
as Airline Security Guard
Lori Heuring
as Flight Attendant
Lauren Zelman
as Bakery Waitress
Brittany Ishibashi
as Trapeze Instructor
Carolina Cerisola
as Trippy Nightclub Dancer
Vai Au-Harehoe
as Trippy Nightclub Dancers
Hannah Feldner-Shaw
as Trippy Nightclub Dancer
Vaitiare Au-Harehoe
as Trippy Nightclub Dancer
Melissa Corss
as Extra Reporter
Melissa Cross
as Extra Reporter
Vai Au-Harehoe
as Trippy Nightclub Dancers
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Critic Reviews for Undiscovered

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (27)

It may be a cheesy lark, but life bubbles through the cheese.

Full Review… | May 12, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

It isn't bad enough to be good.

Full Review… | March 6, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Undiscovered feels more like a pilot for a glossy nighttime soap on Fox -- probably one that would be canceled midseason -- than a feature film with even a modicum of discernible originality or depth.

Full Review… | March 6, 2007
Associated Press
Top Critic

Undiscovered would like to think of itself as a gritty, documentary-style indie about hopefuls on the fringes of the industry, but it's more like one of those lame hair-metal bands that went out and bought flannel shirts after Nirvana hit it big.

Full Review… | September 25, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

Although it's all but forgotten before the fade-out, you don't rush to turn it off, either.

September 2, 2005
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

An enjoyably cheesy teen melodrama with a touch of indie edge.

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Undiscovered

½

I liked the songs and I especially liked the scene with the bulldog skateboarding, hehe. This was an ok movie about 2 aspiring artist trying to make it in the entertainment industry.

Naughtia Nahazhina
Naughtia Nahazhina
½

Tacky and criminally uninspired, Undiscovered tries to sing about authenticity and the will to ''keep on keepin' on'', but reveals itself to be completely manufactured. Every plot device can be seen coming from a mile away, and the dialogue's 'spiky' touches feels dreadfully superficial, particularly when it's spat out by model-looking actors that give their strict minimum at the service of stereotypical roles. If you think real life is like this, well, lap it up, but if you like your films with something called a personality, avoid this at all costs. But Ashlee Simpson, while I would never call her an 'actress', is not bad. Seriously.

Laurence Collin
Laurence Collin

I loved this movie!!!!

Yinalí Ríos
Yinalí Ríos

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