Details: (M), 118 mins, United States, English
Synopsis: Streetwise Chili Palmer (John Travolta) is a bit tired of the movie business, and sees his chance to get into the music business when he\'s introduced - the last act of rogue music exec Athens (John Wood) - to aspiring young singer Linda Moon (Christina Milian). Together with the widow who inherits the music label, Edie (Uma Thurman), Chili has to first salvage Linda\'s 5-year contract from the ferocious grip of small time promoter Nicki Carr (Harvey Keitel) and his slimy partner in crime, Raji (Vince Vaughn), whose gay body guard Elliot (The Rock) is the weak link in their chain as he\'ll do anything to get an acting gig. With no money to produce Linda\'s record, the only thing that could make things worse for Chili and Co is hit men from the Russian mafia ...
Everyone is looking for the next big hit.
Chili Palmer (John Travolta) has had enough of the movie business, so in Be Cool he tries out the music industry, when he manages talented young singer, Linda Moon, played by R & B artist Christina Milian. The only problem is - she\'s already under contract. Chili keeps his cool as he sidesteps Russian gangsters and bad ass music producers, to free Linda from her contract, get a hit song and save his own skin.Sadly, Be Cool squanders the talents of its famous cast and is a painful waste of time and money. Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Harvey Keitel and Vince Vaughan are cardboard cut-outs rattling around within a threadbare script that\'s barely amusing. The smaller characters fare better, such as Andre 3000 from the band Outkast and The Rock. Get Shorty was a reasonably fun film, but it?s evident Be Cool is simply cashing in on Shorty\'s popularity to make big bucks before audiences figure out that they\'ve been duped.
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