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Undiscovered (2005)

Country: Germany, USA

Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance

Taglines: They Know Each Other By Heart.

Director: Meiert Avis

Writers: John Galt

Stars: Pell James, Steven Strait, Kip Pardue, Carrie Fisher, ...

A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.

63 | Kyle Smith

It isn't a really good movie, but there's real talent in it.
Read More: New York Post

63 | Steven Rea

An enjoyably cheesy teen melodrama with a touch of indie edge.
Read More: Philadelphia Inquirer

50 | Robert K. Elder

There is a good movie here--Strait actually sings the songs that stand on their own, and he's appealing, despite the rock movie cliches.
Read More: Chicago Tribune

50 | Wesley Morris

It doesn't belong at a megaplex. It should be playing on a Clear Channel station.
Read More: Boston Globe

50 | Liam Lacey

The trouble with Undiscovered isn't that it's actively annoying but it's so dramatically listless it seems determined to become Unremembered.
Read More: The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

40 | Kevin Crust

The whole movie could be clipped by about 95 minutes and it would make a swell little video for Simpson's performance of the title cut from the soundtrack.
Read More: Los Angeles Times

40 | Ken Fox

The music is surprisingly good and there's a skateboarding bulldog that you've just gotta see to believe.
Read More: TV Guide Magazine

40 | Robert Koehler

As a cautionary drama on the price of fame, Undiscovered could not tread on more exhaustively discovered territory, and the result is a reel-by-reel trail of cliches.
Read More: Variety

40 | J.R. Jones

It isn't bad enough to be good.
Read More: Chicago Reader

40 | Mark Olsen

Undiscovered is beaten on all counts by TV’s "Entourage" and "Unscripted" in its portrayal of the aspirational lifestyle and its end-of-the-rainbow spoils.
Read More: L.A. Weekly

38 | Jack Mathews

On paper, the "rising stars" of Meiert Avis' low-flying romantic comedy Undiscovered are Steven Strait and Pell James, but the real star is Tyson the Skateboarding Dog.
Read More: New York Daily News

38 | Christie Lemire

Too inert to be titillating, too generic to be engaging.
Read More: Miami Herald

30 | Michael Rechtshaffen

An entirely dispensable, soapy caricature of a love story that comes complete with a jukebox full of music industry cliches plus Ashlee Simpson's big feature film debut.
Read More: The Hollywood Reporter

30 | Michael O'Sullivan

Tailored for the readership of Teen People magazine and about as thought-provoking as the average 500-word celebrity profile.
Read More: Washington Post

30 | Jeannette Catsoulis

Though filled with romantic contrivances and overlong musical numbers, Undiscovered is curiously lifeless. Bland actors portray single-cell characters in a plot scarcely more diverting than Ms. Simpson's reality vehicle, "The Ashlee Simpson Show."
Read More: The New York Times

30 | Nona Willis-Aronowitz

A PG-13 dramedy set in L.A. about some attractive, way-too-earnest aspiring stars has the potential to be a delectable good-bad favorite, but Undiscovered is nowhere near the guilty pleasure it could have been.
Read More: Village Voice

30 | Nathan Rabin

The vapid teen talent show Undiscovered turns on a plot point so moronic that even the most dedicated bad-movie buffs have cause to stay away.
Read More: The A.V. Club

25 | Bill White

Undiscovered promotes one of the stupidest visions of the entertainment industry since "American Idol" opened the celebrity gateway to the dregs of the karaoke generation.
Read More: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

25 | Peter Hartlaub

The movie plays more like a WB network teen drama than something audiences should be expected to pay to see.
Read More: San Francisco Chronicle

25 | Owen Gleiberman

As Brier's comrade-in-lip-gloss, Ashlee Simpson, dressed to look like a teenybop girl version of Crispin Glover in "River's Edge," is the real deal -- in fake cred.
Read More: Entertainment Weekly

11 | Kimberley Jones

Some things are best left undiscovered.
Read More: Austin Chronicle

0 | Ann Hornaday

Indeed, I'd say Undiscovered belongs on the WB, but that would be gravely unfair to the channel, which looks like the BBC in comparison.
Read More: Washington Post