Here's the story of an up-and-coming R&B singer, as told through a series of interviews with her and her friends (and not-friends), along with flashbacks of the various trials and tribulations she faces on her way to the top, and the relations that lead her there. Her name: Mary Proud.
It's definitely a B-movie, but it's not bad, it's just... not very interesting. There's a lot of talk, and a lot of getting nowhere, and though the message may be good - and the singing - it doesn't have what it takes to stand out.
Maybe if they'd really focused on the music. Even though it's heavily tied to Mary's story there unfortunately very little of it here, outside of bits and pieces from various auditions.
Looking at the IMDB page it seems the world feels the same way about this movie, with not a single review to it's name, but it'd be a shame to let the world forget about it all that easily no? So here's one. Not too exuberant - it's a lot like the movie that way. If you want good music there are better alternatives out there, and for life advice the same, but it was okay.
rated 2/5: decent