...this pokes non-stop fun at the cult of celebrity, and the transience of a music scene where 15 minutes of fame is positively generous.
...the film-makers marry surface gloss with underlying mockery to wicked effect.
...that rare film aimed at teenage girls that's still enjoyable for grownup viewers.
There are some fun cameos, including Eugene Levy, as himself, hosting a hysterical promotional film about subliminal messages.
At the very least, it's the new and improved Coyote Ugly. Call it Coyote Pretty.