Duets
Duets (2000)

Director Bruce Paltrow teams with his Oscar-winning daughter Gwyneth Paltrow for this road comedy with music. Paltrow plays Liv, a struggling professional singer whose meets her father, Ricky Dean (Huey Lewis), for the first time at the… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: May 8, 2001
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
20%
Flixster
User Score
48%



Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Duets suffers from sloppy direction and stretches credibility. Also, the characters are uninteresting and it's hard to care about what happens to them.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The press notes say the director spent five years developing Duets. He should have developed it more.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

There are too many characters, subplots and themes going on at the same time, so it's hard to connect with any of them.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Duets" is a frustratingly mediocre road movie that connects three unlikely pairs of people in the much maligned phenomenon of Karaoke singing as a metaphor for "finding the meaning of life" by sharing their interpretations of pop songs.

Full review…
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Substitute 'bland' for 'blonde' and you've got a pretty good description of [Paltrow's] movie.

Full review…
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

A muddled and meandering long-distance road movie that strives to be engagingly offbeat, but more often comes across as annoyingly off-key.

Full review…
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

And the director's Oscar-winning daughter? Never did I ever think she could ever be so annoying.

Full review…
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Its fundamental error is that it tries to squeeze bittersweet heartbreak and goofy social satire into the same story. Just when the movie gets the rhythm, it steps on its own feet.

Full review…
M. Faust
Common Sense Media

A not very good adult movie about adult issues.

Full review…
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

I couldn't have karaoked less about it.

Full review…
More reviews for Duets

Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Underrated. Just a nice little film, which still holds up today.
Alice Shen
Road movie with lofty goals. What's up with Scott Speedman's zen/emo character? He doesn't even sing. There are just too many loose ends left… More
Anthony Lawrie
This was an unexpectedly sweet film, Paul Giamatti is great as always.
Sunil Jawahir
It's not great but it's very enjoyable.
Leigh Ryan
Not too shabby...