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on 23 Jan 2009 07:40

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Give the band a hand!

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1. Just My Luck (2006)
This could so easily have been called 'McFly - the Promotion'. British band McFly try to break the American market by playing the role of... A British Band called McFly trying to break the American Market.

The movie includes single played by band trying to get a start, band recording a new single, band playing Planet Hollywood, with a little scene when the drummer gets lost behind the scenes.

If you like McFly then this isn't that bad a movie. But unlucky for everyone else!
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2. Rat Race (2001)
Not as good as 'Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World', but still a really good, updated and different version. Why did it make the list, well the ending is almost ruined by a 'cram it in' appearance by the band 'Smash Mouth' with their latest single. Not necessary - but thankfully it's only at the end of what otherwise is a decent movie.
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3. Coyote Ugly (2000)
As with Rat Race, a decent enough movie, but what is LeAnn Rimes doing in it?
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4. Get Over It (2001)

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5. Wings of Desire (1987)
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

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6. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
The Donnas

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7. Clueless (1995)
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Ok they don't need a break.
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8. Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
The Ramones

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9. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Letters To Cleo/Save Ferris
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10. Blow-Up (1966)
The Yardbirds - Another band that doesn't need the hype.
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11. Jawbreaker (1999)
Features The Donnas (before they got fairly popular).

Thanks to 350125g0 for this one


Everyone needs a break, but I hate how some movies cram a band act into a movie for no reason other than to assist them promote their newest album or single. Here is a list of the worst offenders that I'm aware of from memory - can you tell I recently watched 'Just My Luck' and got very annoyed by McFly?! I've added a few, which aren't so annoying, but perhaps that's just down to my taste in music.

Please do suggest others that we should be wary of.

Note: This list doesn't include musicals and movies about Music/Artists. I'm happy with 'Purple Rain' and the like, its just those movies that are selling bands by stealth, which annoy me!

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