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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1988 (USA)
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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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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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Mi novia es una extraterrestre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,854,000
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Original writer Jerico saw the story as a dark allegory about child abuse. That was how it was pitched to Paramount in 1981. They never wound up producing the film, but they do own the TV/digital rights to the story. See more »

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When Celeste is at Ron's party after she first arrives on earth, she does some backflips. While she's doing that, her purse is stuck on her side, then the camera changes angles and her purse isn't on her at all. After she's done her backflips, her purse is back on her shoulder again. See more »

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Ron Mills: Oh, that was the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.
Ron Mills: [off his girlfriend's look] I mean, uh, ehh, second most beautiful... Third... A dog!
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The opening title scrolls across a backdrop of the galaxy. The end credits show Jessie playing basketball with her family, and Jon Lovitz on Celeste's spaceship, playing the piano surrounded by members of the 12th Navigational Command. See more »

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Did You Ever Have The Feeling
Written and Performed by Jimmy Durante
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Not bad at all (if you can accept something totally silly).
23 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

During the period when Richard Benjamin wasn't acting in any movies, he turned to directing, and "My Stepmother Is an Alien" was one of the results. It features nerdy astronomer Steven Mills (Dan Aykroyd) accidentally doing something that causes alien Celeste Martin (Kim Basinger) to get sent to earth. Naturally, she has to learn about everything step by step, causing some really wacky situations.

This movie's nothing special, but good for a laugh. You probably really like the scene where Celeste asks her purse "What is sex?". Also starring Alyson Hannigan, Jon Lovitz, and Seth Green. Oh, and most of us probably know that Aykroyd had already played Mr. Conehead on "SNL".


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