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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

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Grady
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Tanya Fenmore ...
Ellen
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn't aware of the connection between her arrival and his work. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A million lightyears from home, she's found a husband, a stepdaughter and a dog. When she finds out about sex, she may just stay for weekend. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi novia es una extraterrestre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,854,000 (USA)
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Shelley Long was originally cast as Celeste. See more »

Goofs

When Celeste removes eggs from the pan, boiling water drips onto the glowing electric element, yet it doesn't hiss and steam. See more »

Quotes

[after Steve asks if she wants to have sex]
Celeste Martin: Sure. I just have to figure out what that is.
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After all the credits roll, Jimmy Durante rather, his ghost] says "Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, whereever you are" See more »

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Features Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) See more »

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One Good Lover
Written by Kristin Haas and Robert Massi
Performed by Siren
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Hey, it's not that bad!
11 March 2002 | by (Southampton, England) – See all my reviews

I rate this film as "so bad, it's kinda good". It reeks of everything I feel the Eighties was trying to get away from when it became the Nineties, however nostalgia will forever hallow certain themes, in a "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" sort of way.

Certainly by today's standards this movie is very corny and lacks any real depth sought by movie lovers everywhere, but it has a lot of tongue in cheek charm that other movies lack. It's possible I only say these things because I first saw the film when quite young and I remember liking it... that's a great way to end up liking films that other people really cannot get along with.

As a summary, I couldn't sit down and watch this film with any of my friends, but it would be a perfect companion on a slow evening when I'm ill and had a few beers and need my mind taking off things. Like this evening.


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