from the back:
It's 1943, and Abby "Cookie" Baynes wants to be a superstar again. At seventeen, Abby remembers how she delighted moviegoers with her wondeful song-and-dance routines when she was just a child. But now studio executives only want slinky teenage starlets, and she just doesn't fit the bill.
Abby's overbearing mother is pressuring her to continue the little-girl act, but Abby finally realizes she must take her career into her own hands. She almost abandons her dream forever until an eccentric neighbor encourages her to use her enormous talent to create a fresh new image. Can Abby shed her "has-been" image and regain the spotlight in spite of the odds against her?