Total Film - 12/01/2000
"...Gwyneth makes sure we come away humming...[She] can carry a tune with the best..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2000
"...Paltrow senior succeeds in extracting solid performances (and decent singing) from an interesting cast..."
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow and directed by her father, Bruce Paltrow (A LITTLE SEX), DUETS dives headfirst into the bizarre musical world of karaoke. Six amateur singers gather for the Grand Prize Karaoke Contest in Omaha, Nebraska, each performing for their own personal reasons and displaying his or her own unique and special talents. Among the motley crew are a karaoke hustler (Huey Lewis) and his estranged showgirl daughter (Paltrow), a miserable white-collar executive (Paul Giamatti from SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and PRIVATE PARTS), and a sweet-voiced ex-con (Andrew Braugher)--all who stand a chance at the $5,000 prize. Paltrow showcases her surprisingly strong singing voice in a duet with Huey Lewis, as well as in a smashing rendition of Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl."