The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan ChristopherHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Duncan's father, Arthur Christopher, was an eccentric 1970’s rock legend who, after moving his family to rural Oklahoma at the height of his stardom, slowly loses touch with reality. At Duncan's sister Angeline's thirteenth birthday party, Arthur tries to pass the magic mantle of rock-n-roll stardom on to young Duncan, before shockingly taking his own life. Duncan never quite recovers, and wiles away his youth in his sheltered, quirky little world of video games and Dungeons-and-Dragons, apparently bereft of any musical gifting. But when Duncan turns thirty, his cousin, lifelong bandmate, and shameless self-appointed manager, Charlie, convinces him to give the dream of rock ‘n’ roll stardom one last shot. Charlie promises an exclusive gig in the big “music mecca” of Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the tutelage of Arthur’s brother and former bandmate, the codgerly Uncle Virgil. But when Duncan finds out that Charlie has actually entered him in a local karaoke contest, and that Uncle Virgil left the music world behind long ago, Duncan is crushed. Having given up and looking for a day job, Duncan wanders into a local coffee shop where he meets a new muse in the beautiful and whimsical Geneveve. Faced with the prospect of falling in love, Duncan finds the confidence he needs to hit the rock 'n' roll dream with his best shot, and face a parade of outlandish karaoke challengers, including the audacious, local legend named "Simply Irresistible" (or "SI" for short). Along the way, Duncan must stare down his father's ghost, melt the icy heart of his embittered sister Angeline, and face potential heartbreak with Geneveve. What follows is a bit surprising and ultimately touching, as Duncan finds out that while he may not be that good, he’s also not that bad.
Having lived in Oklahoma for awhile, this brings back the memories! Great characters and locations help to make this quirky little film a hit!…and everyone will appreciate the underground world of Karaoke superstars!
Funny, clever and heartwarming
It's got some really funny moments. It's weird in a Napoleon Dynamite way but with a large dash of sincerity thrown in to make the silly Dungeons And Dragons meets Karaoke references something I kinda loved. I'll watch it again for sure.
5 stars is too little
If you're looking for a movie with all of the Hollywood standards of gratuitous sex, violence and unbelievable circumstances, this is not your movie. If, instead, you want a cleverly written, masterfully portrayed, heart warming(and wrenching) movie that will keep you entertained from beginning to end, then you should own this movie. In an age were story telling takes second place to special effects and big name actors, Duncan comes along and proves that there is still some real talent left in this country. No gimmicks, no flashy explosions, just pure fun.