This is a movie with many layers. At the surface, it's a hilarious spoof of the music industry, where crass executives get their due while sincere artists get a taste of today's version of pop stardom. After the first 20 minutes or so of character and story intro, the pace and the emotional draw of the movie picks up in the second and really blossoms in the last third, with the strong female characters coming through triumphant. The original music - with gripping, great tunes and production - is reason enough to watch this movie. These songs may be popular in their own right once the soundtrack is available. The characters are compelling, funny, and play off each other well. The movie has in-depth character development through a combination of fast-paced action and antics, clever dialogue, and Spinal Tap-like mock-umentary interviews. There are allusions to musical hits and misses from many genres, references to the Star Wars pantheon that contrast nicely with unexpectedly thoughtful messages from classic art, and a thread throughout the movie that asks what it means to make art when the audience and industry objectify the artist. From the music industry perspective, the movie asks, should art be free on the internet, or should artists be paid for their creative work? This independent movie is one worth paying for: a romp to watch, with gems to come back to after its end.