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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

 -  Comedy | 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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alien | earth | scientist | secret | planet | See more »

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A million lightyears from home, she's found a husband, a stepdaughter and a dog. When she finds out about sex, she may just stay for weekend. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,854,000 (USA)
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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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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 »

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[watching a video of two people having sex]
Celeste Martin: That is the weirdest thing I've ever seen.
The Bag: That's why we gave it up 3,000 years ago.
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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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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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