One Hit Wonder is the story of Audrey, a woman who has no clue what to do with her life (late-bloomers in the house—high fives). She reminds me of Winona Ryder as Lelaina in Reality Bites. They both feel lost and anxious about the future as things don’t turn out as they expected.
If Reality Bites is “a comedy about love in the 90’s” One Hit Wonder is all about the present. A time when Facebook, YouTube, and viral fame can completely change anyone’s life from one day to the next.
But although very contemporary: i.e. heavy drinking, strong-minded and no bullshit heroine, One Hit Wonder finds in Mr. Darcy from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice its hero.
John is a smart, sexy, and very shy hero. He feels even more nervous when around Audrey, but that won’t stop him from catching her every time she falls until he reveals his pent-up emotions for her with a song that propels his band to instant stardom.
They head to L.A. where the problems start and Audrey struggles to protect her relationship and find her own professional success, while the band deals with the dangers of fame.
Ultimately the question becomes would you choose fame and money over love?