I've never regretted seeing any of the films that I watch. Good, bad, or indifferent, I always take something away from it. Each movie usually has something to like about it, be it a scene, or a camera angle, or the music, or performance, or maybe just a single line of dialog. Who knows if these things are intentional or just blind luck, we may never know.
What does any of that have to do with Undiscovered? Well, this, uh, wonderful little film tested those thoughts. Once the movie completed, I couldn't help but think about what a wondrous waste of time it was. There are 90 minutes I will never get back. The whole thing was just so generic and lame that it made no impression on me. Nothing remained in my mind about it, except for the thought of the wasted time.
Undiscovered is the story of star crossed lovers trying to make a name for themselves. Young actors and musicians struggling to find their way, find support in each other, although it does not always work out the way that they had hoped. The characters are so shallow, and the story hinges on such a small chance meeting that without it, the entire exercise would come crumbling to the ground.
It all starts with a young model who, while on a subway in New York, catches the eye of a mind numbingly sincere singer/songwriter who throws her his gloves just as the door closes. Shortly thereafter Mr. Musician is headed to LA to try and become a star. It just so happens that Ms. Model wants to quit the modeling gig in favor of her thespian aspirations. So where does this dream lead her? To LA, of course! Where, in short order, she gets into an acting class, finds a place to live, and has a new best friend. It just so happens that the best friend also knows Mr. Musician. They all become their own support group.
It also seems that everyone involved know that Ms.Model and Mr. Musician are perfect for each other, except for the two of them. It goes through the motions of the requisite miscommunications, misguided attempts at support, and the pitfalls of fame. It is just so maddeningly moronic that I wanted to stop watching, but I forced my way through to the finish.