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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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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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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
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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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Celeste Martin: [after changing to new dress in Dr. Mills' car] Is this acceptable?
Steven Mills: Is the drool apparent?
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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 The Crawling Eye (1958) See more »

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Whole Night
Written by Mighty Sparrow (as Slinger Francisco)
Performed by Mighty Sparrow (as The Mighty Sparrow)
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Hey, it's not that bad!
11 March 2002 | by 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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