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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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Jean Vereecken
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Marva Vereecken
Werner De Smedt ...
Willy Van Outreve
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Debbie
Victor Löw ...
Michael Jensen
Gert Portael ...
Chantal Vereecken
Ianka Fleerackers ...
Gaby
Alice Reys ...
Lizzy
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Knappe man
François Beukelaers ...
NTO directeur
Silvia Claes ...
Omroepster
Marc Didden ...
Cameraman
Sien Eggers ...
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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Belgian Cinema: it exists.
16 March 2000 | by (Leuven) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie in avant-première, I had never heard of it before. But it soon swept me away. At first the story develops a bit like a Flemish version of "The Commitments" or "The Full Monty", but soon, the plot thickens. The second half of the movie is a great mix of action, TV-coverage of this action and comments on this coverage that can rival with "Natural Born Killers". When leaving the theater you know that news doesn't happen, it's made by the media and big producers.

All the while, there is still more than enough room for good character-development and humor. And by avoiding situations which are too Belgian or Dutch to be understood by others, the story can be fully enjoyed by everybody, making this a production that isn't dwarfed by big international productions.


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