Only, instead of it going to the flirty hotel bartender, it goes to some random stranger who actually responds. The music and the singing make it auditory too and the songs have to be understood, which means sung in a certain way which is easier on the screen than on stage since there is no distance between the actor and the mike in the post-production studio.
And when it comes to rules of the heart, they were made to be broken
Ace Locke is Hollywood's hottest action hero. He escapes social services and manages to find himself in the hands, some sort of two way blackmailing or dependence, of a man he decides is going to be his father. The end is sentimental in a way but everything gets clear though most of the important scenes happen in the night with little light and kind of all blurred up in and by darkness.
The rhyming patterns are so simple that they seem to be like the drums of some voodoo dance with a lot of Hollywood sauce on top and a simplistic comic flavour underneath.