In Always Woodstock, Catherine Brown (Allison Miller) is a down-and-out aspiring singer-songwriter who really can't catch a break—her fiancè cheats on her, she's working for a record label instead of getting signed by one—so she does the only thing that's left for her to do, she leaves New York City.
That ends up turning things around for her—she meets a guy who probably won't cheat on her (James Wolk a.k.a. Bob Benson, accounts, Mad Men) and she starts making her own music. It's a classic happy story.
But what's going on underneath all of that is a pretty clever condemnation of modern pop music and its refusal to think outside the box. Just check out the clip above—all those records execs wanna do is put a "beat" on Catherine's songs, even if it makes no effing sense. And then there's Jody Sinclair (Brittany Snow), the Kesha-like pop star who Catherine has to drag around like a child. It's this sort of underlining wit and criticism that makes Always Woodstock worth seeing.
And you can pretty soon—the movie opens in New York and Los Angeles and on VOD on Nov. 14.