When the owner of Hartman’s Rock Club (Richard Chamberlain) falls ill, his estranged family swoops into town to sell the club and collect the money. What they don’t expect is a full-scale neighborhood rebellion by the eccentric musicians, drunks and drag queens that frequent the club.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“We Are the Hartmans” is a film about a tired old rock promoter bringing his daughters back home. The rock promoter played by Richard Chamberlain has just had a heart attack and his medical bills might bankrupt him. In order to keep Chamberlain from losing his club, his daughters decide to stage a benefit show. Enter awkward love interest to complete the angle and we’re in business. So, what makes this movie different?
The film is the obvious result of internet fundraising, as it appears everyone on the set is a friend of the creative producers. That being said, it was nice to finally have Richard Chamberlain interact with the Dell Dude. Outside of that, I’m coming up with nothing. It’s a fairly generic film without any real purpose. But, it seems to suit that Andy Hardy itch that some people possess. You won’t find similar appreciation here, but it’s not a terrible film.
The DVD comes with featurettes, music video and bonus footage. The Dolby track is pretty strong, but it lacks any punch-up. The transfer lacks strong definition, but it works. However, the cheap nature of the production keeps it from rising any further. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
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