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Glitter (2001)

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

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Billie Frank is a shy, young multiracial girl who is sent away by her alcoholic mother at a very early age. At an orphanage, she befriends Louise and Roxanne. Flash forward to 1983. Billie and her friends are spotted by a record producer, Timothy Walker, who wants them to sing backup for his latest pop-music discovery. But when super DJ Julian Dice hears Billie's incredible voice, he makes a shady deal with Timothy to get her out of that dead-end situation. Soon, Billie and Dice are making hits inside the studio, and falling in love outside of it. Eventually, the pressure of her newfound celebrity puts too heavy a strain on Billie, forcing her to decide what it is she really wants from Dice, and what she wants for herself. Written by Anonymous

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In music she found her dream, her love, herself See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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21 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All That Glitters  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,414,596 (USA) (21 September 2001)

Gross:

$4,273,372 (USA) (26 October 2001)
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Glitter, along with The Glass House (2001), were the only major movie releases after the attacks on 9/11. See more »

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Dice mentions to Billie that one of his favorites is Quincy Jones, citing his Grammys and Oscars. This scene takes place in 1983. To that point, Jones had been nominated for seven Academy Awards, but had never won one. And the only award from the Academy that he has ever won to this day was the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award which he received in 1994. See more »

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Dice: [to Billie] Do you really think inside your mind that because you swing your ass around on stage and you hit a couple of high notes here and there, that you are some colossal success?
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: The Ins and Outs of Inns (2001) See more »

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Freaks Come Out At Night
Written by Lawrence Smith and Jalil Hutchins
Performed by Whodini
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De-fanged "A Star is Born"
9 July 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

"Glitter" might have been a camp classic if the story wasn't so dull and downbeat. It's yet another rewrite of "A Star Is Born", here turned into a vehicle for pop star Mariah Carey and apparently patterned after her own rise to the top (audiences weren't fooled, however, by the updated, late-night-movie clichés). Carey's funky/erotic music is driving (and her performance as blazing new talent Billie Frank is adequate), but the script for "Glitter" seems left over from the 1950s. Didn't the writers realize that times have changed and that Billie didn't have to be such a diva-doormat? Actresses of a lot higher caliber than Mariah Carey have fallen into this trap--they just don't want to see themselves on the screen acting bitchy and tough, so they end up playing the simp. "Glitter" features some rich cinematography (nice shots of the Big Apple), but it is too soft to make an impression--even as an unintended comedy. *1/2 from ****


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