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Stardom (2000)

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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Tina's Mother
Jessica Mackenzie ...
Tina's Sister
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Model Agency Owner
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Rosie
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Philippe Gascon
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Italasia Reporter
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Barry Levine
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Steve Bourque
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Montreal Talk-Show Host
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British Fashion Reporter
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Nigel Pope
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Toni
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor ...
French TV Anchorman
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Bruce Taylor
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sudden, Outrageous, Global Celebrity has a price tag.

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Drama | Comedy

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

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13 October 2000 (Canada)  »

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15 Moments  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$10,632 (USA) (3 November 2000)
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Film debut of Jessica Paré. See more »

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During Tina's first fashion show, the "Victoria's Secret" lettering can be seen against the back drop of the curtain as the models begin to walk towards the stage. See more »

Quotes

Montreal Talk-Show Host: [leaving his guest stranded to fend for himself as he comes down to interview girlfriend] Hello?
[in French, causing a deer-in-the-headlights startled look from her]
Montreal Talk-Show Host: What? Pussycat got your tongue?
Tina Menzhal: [uncomfortably] I'm sorry, I don't speak French.
Montreal Talk-Show Host: [in her language now:] Nobody's perfect. But I think you are very close.
[audience loves this]
Montreal Talk-Show Host: I saw you coming in with this guy. Is he your boyfriend?
Tina Menzhal: I can't talk.
Montreal Talk-Show Host: [in French, to audience:] She can't talk. The plot thickens, let's unravel this mystery.
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Connections

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

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Follow Me (To The Other Side)
Too Many Cooks
Album: Hungry?
Composed by Richard D'Anjou and Dan Georgesco
Courtesy of 3D Records and Rafale Films
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A good satire of modern life!
27 November 2000 | by (Waterloo, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Denys Arcand's new film STARDOM is a very funny satire of the celebrity obsessed times we live in. Jessica Pare plays Tina Menzhal, a girl from Cornwall, Ontario who becomes a supermodel. Along the way we see how the media reacts to her and her relationships. The film is funny throughout with wonderful supporting work from Dan Aykroyd, Frank Langhella and Thomas Gibson. Although Arcand goes too far sometimes, the film is overall and excellent satire of modern life.


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