Something about Will and Jaden Smith that reminds me of this movie. This movie was a "biopic" of Jerome Kerns. Kern's best friend and collaborator had a daughter. Kern's treated her like his own daughter. At one point he cast the daughter in a musical. She was not good and wanted someone else for the lead and her to take a small part. Well she got angry and said that she was his friend and expected to be treated special. Kern said very sternly that he did not care, that she was no different then all the other performers in the play and he would not treat her any different from anyone else nor should she expect it.
Sometimes I wish Will gave Jaden that speech. Its a good film, even if you just watch it for the musical numbers.