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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 (USA)
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Some location shooting took place in Thousand Oaks, California. The beach that Celeste sets down in at the start is the same beach from Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). See more »

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

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[after a long & strange make out, both somewhat out of breath]
Steven Mills: I've never felt anything like that before.
Celeste Martin: Do I now have to eat the chocolate from Pennsylvania?
Steven Mills: [laughs; looks slightly confused] What?
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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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References Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962) See more »

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Written by Peter Aykroyd
Performed by Dan Aykroyd and Kim Basinger
Produced by John Boylan
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Not bad at all (if you can accept something totally silly).
23 February 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – 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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