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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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Ann Prentiss ...
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Grady
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Peter Bromilow ...
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Cashier
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Carl Sagan (voice)
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Dr. Morosini
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Lexie
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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She's gorgeous, and she's never been kissed. Needless to say, she's from another planet. See more »

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Comedy | 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)

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$13,854,000 (USA)
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The exterior shot of Ron's beach house was the same exterior used in Beverly Hills, 90210 for Kelly and Donna's apartment. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the videos appear from the bag, a crew member can be seen pushing up one of the videos by movement under the material in one side of the base where the bag is positioned. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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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Features Casablanca (1942) See more »

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I'm Popeye The Sailor Man
Written by Samuel Lerner (as Sammy Lerner)
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"Oh, Dr. Steve, that was sooo good."
9 March 2005 | by (Lincoln, NE) – See all my reviews

This movie definitely falls under the "so bad it's funny" category. It is easily one of the most absurd Hollywood movies ever. Some of it almost feels like a Bugs Bunny cartoon starring SNL alums. The writer and director were either in the middle of a massive hallucinogen binge or had just gotten done watching like forty billion bad 1950s movies in a row.

Akroyd is mostly boring, but the look on his face when the ultra sexy Basinger puts the moves on him is priceless -- you can tell he's been in that situation before. The best acting in the movie probably comes from the dog, but as far as human actors go, Alyson Hannigan (the daughter) is an entertaining and refreshing break from the pouty, "my parents are so lame" cardboard cutouts found in most 80s and 90s comedies.

One of the funniest things I've ever seen comes at the party after the wedding. It lasts about a split second, but the band's keyboard player does the goofiest, most ridiculous 'pretending to make music' acting job ever.

Bottom line: the story and dialogue are so completely ludicrous that depending on how goofy a sense of humor you have, this will either be the worst or the funniest movie you'll ever see.


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