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Glitter (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  21 September 2001 (USA)
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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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Drama | Music | Romance

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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

Budget:

$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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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 »

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so bad it goes past good and comes back to bad again
28 February 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I rented Glitter because I'd read it was destined to become a 'so bad it's good' classic, but I was disappointed. This is no Showgirls. What makes Glitter a bad movie is that it's a bland, soulless procession of clichés, exactly like Mariah Carey's songs. And that just makes it boring-bad instead of spectacularly bad. And though Mariah is plenty vacuous in the starring role, she doesn't reach the heights of strenuously bad acting that Elizabeth Berkeley does in Showgirls. The only element of this movie that satisfies my so-bad-it's-good criteria is the character of Mariah's boyfriend. Here you have the whitest man on Earth, saying 'hip' things like "I'm a'ight" and "when you got no food in yo crib". If only the movie had contained more cringe-worthy gems like those!


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