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Closer to Powder than Control in the pop-parable stakes, Joe Scott’s Liverpool-set cautionary tale charts the rise and fall of an all-girl, Motown-style trio.

Lacking a sturdy narrative spine to support its clichés and conflicts, the film soon splinters like its contrived combo.

Adi Alfa, Alexandra Johnston and Tisha Merry play The Tamla Roses, whose trials loom out of nowhere as the plot lurches from temptation tomanipulation, bust-ups to booze hell, gym montages to – bizarrely – singers’ rights.

Redemption beckons for Alfa’s titular lead but the flat finale can’t save the film.

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Kevin Harley is a freelance journalist with bylines at Total Film, Radio Times, The List, and others, specializing in film and music coverage. He can most commonly be found writing movie reviews and previews at GamesRadar+.