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Everybody's Famous! (2000)

Iedereen beroemd! (original title)
Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jean Vereecken
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Marva Vereecken
Werner De Smedt ...
Willy Van Outreve
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Debbie
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Michael Jensen
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Chantal Vereecken
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Gaby
Alice Reys ...
Lizzy
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Knappe man
François Beukelaers ...
NTO directeur
Silvia Claes ...
Omroepster
Marc Didden ...
Cameraman
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Debbies buurvrouw
Lut Hannes ...
Vriendin van Marva's moeder
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Rik De Visser
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Storyline

Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and overweight girl struggles to belt out a tune. When Jean is suddenly fired because of cut backs, he is ashamed and even more desperate to have his daughter succeed. In a chance meeting Jean kidnaps the most famous pop star in the country and holds her hostage demanding to be heard by the music industry. Catching the attention of the media and the eyes of the nation, Jean and Marva realize that the show must go on until everyone is famous. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

How far are you willing to go to become a star? [translation of Dutch tagline]

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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12 April 2000 (Belgium)  »

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Everybody's Famous!  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,104 (USA) (6 July 2001)

Gross:

$74,628 (USA) (20 July 2001)
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Quotes

Jean Vereecken: Do you know how much she makes a year? A million, without gigs.
Willy Van Outreve: So what?
Jean Vereecken: You don't think that's a lot?
Willy Van Outreve: Jean, others make a lot more than a million.
Jean Vereecken: Yeah, but they're not sleeping in my car, are they?
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An amusing romp
29 May 2001 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the Seattle International Film Festival with subtitles. Anyone that has seen "The Full Monty" will recognize themes here.

1. Industry screws over the worker. 2. Worker hatches wacky scheme to redeem himself and save his family and hopefully make lots of money. 3. Worker recruits hapless former co-worker to help with the wacky scheme.

The new twist is that the father is obsessed with his daughter becoming a singing star. To this end, he kidnaps Belgium's top pop star and as ransom demands that his new song be performed on National TV, preferably with his daughter singing it.

It's a fluffy piece but thoroughly enjoyable. Just like "The Full Monty" you're cheering for everyone in the end.


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