After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.
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This is Anna Kendrick's show and no one else's. Her musical number is the highlight of a dull movie trying to be cool and different. Don't bother watching it unless you are driven to see Kendrick's ingenious performance. Despite her short appearance, she manages to outshine every other actor in her little on-screen time. Skills that she would confirm later on in more recent movies.