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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  9 December 1988 (USA)
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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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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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Man's closest encounter See more »

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Comedy | Romance | 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)

Gross:

$13,854,000 (USA)
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Shelley Long was originally cast as Celeste. 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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[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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References Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) See more »

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Be The One
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Performed by Jackie Jackson
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Enjoyable light fluff
18 August 2002 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Ok, I admit to a guilty pleasure at 1)enjoying and 2) recommending this movie.

The plot is weak, the situation implausible and the secondary characters are weak. So why do I give this movie a 7/10?

Dan Aykroyd and Kim Basinger, who have some of the funniest lines in any movie.

They are both excellent as 'fish out of water' he as a nerdy social misfit and she as the space travelling investigator who has to find out how Dan Aykroyd's character was able to contact her planet from a primitive Earth.

It is a movie that definitely grows on you with repeated viewings.


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