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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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Storyline

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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A strength to survive. A desire to dream. See more »

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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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21 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All That Glitters  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,414,596, 23 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,273,372, 28 October 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,271,666
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Mariah Carey started shopping her film idea to studios in 1997. She started writing songs for the soundtrack before it got a green light. Carey admits that when the project was approved in 2000, she found songs for the movie that she'd written and forgotten about. She was only supposed to do six songs, but many collaborations with producers, writers, and artists, including Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Rick James, led to her writing the entire soundtrack. She also worked on a song with Prince, but they missed the deadline. See more »

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When Billie sings "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" on stage for the first time, the microphone cord wrapped around her hand and arm, and her hands on the microphone pole change position in every shot. See more »

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Billie: "Woe is me?" What the hell is that?
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Lead The Way
Written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff
Produced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff
Additional Production by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Big Jim Wright
Performed by Mariah Carey
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Really is that bad...
27 April 2003 | by 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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