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Glitter (2001)

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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 »


Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All That Glitters  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$4,273,372 (USA) (26 October 2001)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Instead of releasing the film on DVD, 20th Century Fox surrendered the rights to Columbia Pictures, which distributed the film outside the U.S. It made just over $5 million (US) worldwide, and was universally panned by critics. The soundtrack CD was the weakest-selling album in Mariah Carey's career, prompting Virgin Records/EMI to sever their ties with her. See more »


After Billie kisses the music sheet, the pencil in front of it is lying so that you can see the brand name on the side of it. When Dice goes back later, the pencil is yellow and the writing is gone. See more »


Billie: "Woe is me?" What the hell is that?
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All I Do
Written by Stevie Wonder, Morris Broadnax and Clarence O. Paul
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Really is that bad...
27 April 2003 | by (Bad Movie Hell...) – See all my reviews

Simple rule, if you are going to make a movie vehicle for a non-actor, surround them with some good actors, so if they turn out to have all the acting ability of a tin of tuna, you still have some hope of making the movie just bad, rather than bowel clenchingly awful.

This rule is ignored, the result is a piece of dross, that was so bad Mariah had a nervous breakdown when she watched it, so bad that Virgin executives gave her $15 million as long as they would never have to watch it again, so bad, well you get the point.

If you want a storyline, easy, mom is black, dad is white. Mom doesn't want her, dad doesn't want her. She wants to be a star, black and white guys fight over her. Lots of tradgedy. Lots of singing, lots of walking around in tight dresses. Everything ends up OK.

I can think of nothing that would recomend this. If you are a fan of Mariah, she isn't photographed that well, there are no big stand out tunes. If you aren't, then, you are looking at a movie which everyone involved with is obviously embarrased about.

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