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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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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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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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Juliette Lewis' film debut. See more »

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When they are in the electric room the first time, a crew member is visible on the floor. See more »

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[as the Mills dog sniffs The Bag]
The Bag: Back off, Alpo Breath!
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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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I Like The World
Written by Larry Blackmon and Simeo Overall
Performed by Cameo
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Now That's A Nice-Lookin' Alien!
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't believe in aliens, but one ever existed and I ran into it, I hope it looks like Kim Bassinger!

Ditsy but humorous in spots and a generally likable movie is how I saw this film. Basinger hardly ever looked better, which is saying a lot. At the time, it was unusual to see her in a comedy after viewing her in tough crime or sex-type movies for awhile. (I didn't see this film until 10 years after it had been released.) She's a decent comedienne, like her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin) has turned out to be, too.

The comedy is more chuckles than guffaws. There is the usual too-liberal "values" espoused here, in which sex on the first date is "cool," even considered that b the teen daughter! The latter, however, "Jessie" (Alyson Hannigan) is a cute kid and not annoying as most teen girls on in modern-day films. The casual sex and general secular attitude toward everything including that "science is everything" were all annoying to me but it's still a likeble movie. The profanity isn't too much, except by Jon Lovitz, who provides much of it. In all, a dumb story but a nice, feel-good ending helps.


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