Stardom (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  13 October 2000 (Canada)
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A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina's Mother
Jessica Mackenzie ...
Tina's Sister
Model Agency Owner
Philippe Gascon
Italasia Reporter
Barry Levine
Steve Bourque
Montreal Talk-Show Host
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A sports photographer in rural Canada sends a picture of a high school athlete, Tina Menzhal, to a Montréal fashion agency. This starts Tina on a career taking her from Canada to Paris to Montréal again, to Manhattan, to the world, and then home, through two boyfriends, two husbands, and innumerable TV interviews, either with nasty smiling scandalmongers or with gushing witless twits. In nearly every case, Tina never gets to finish a sentence. She has a suave agent, paparazzi are everywhere ("What the celebs forget, there's always a camera," says one), and a documentary filmmaker is on hand as well. What is it that Tina thinks, feels, and wants: will we ever find out? Written by <>

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Sudden, Outrageous, Global Celebrity has a price tag.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 2000 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

15 Moments  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,982 (USA) (27 October 2000)


CAD 202,799 (Canada) (9 February 2001)

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Virtually every shot of Jessica Pare is a broadcast or reflected image: she is seen in video clips, on the monitor of cameras, reflected in mirrors, glimpsed through glass, or in still photos, but never directly. See more »


When Tina leaves the hospital, her left arm is in a sling. In subsequent scenes, her right arm is in the sling. See more »


Featured in Best! Movies! Ever!: Fashion (2007) See more »


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Composed by Les Jardiniers (Martin Dumais, Jean-François Charette and Sylvain Houde)
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15 September 2002 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

The movie is quite clever and pops along very quickly, making it an easy 'watch'. The great looking Jessica Pare does an excellent job playing the rags to riches to rags supermodel Tina Menzhal, and Dan Aykroyd plays a resturant tycoon who loses everything in his pursuit of Tina. I thought this movie was very funny and fun to watch. Nothing too heavy or groundbreaking, just good clean fun. 7 of 10.

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