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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
Ianka Fleerackers ...
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]

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

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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Jean Vereecken: [yelling at Willy] I thought I could count on you, goddamn it! Why did you get that stupid dog?
Willy Van Outreve: Els was...
Jean Vereecken: Who's Els?
Willy Van Outreve: Debbie. Els is her real name.
Jean Vereecken: I told you not to untie her or take off the blindfold! And no talking!
Willy Van Outreve: She was hysterical! I had to do something.
Jean Vereecken: I'll show you what you've done.
[he turns on the TV]
Jean Vereecken: It's been on since seven a.m. Radio, TV! On every channel! Talking about that stupid dog!
Nieuwslezeres: [Debbie's neighbor, on TV] I'll never forget it. He was a real gangster. A voyeur. Nobody's safe ...
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great satire gives 'losers' glance at stardom
27 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

In this very subtle satire 'losers' get a glance at stardom. And it's the way director Deruddere portrays them, that they stay authentic and win your sympathy, rather than empathy. Father (De Pauw), your average hard-working factory man, is so obsessed with the singing career of his not so talented daughter (named after Marva, a famous Belgian singing icon) that, after he's been put out of his job, he decides to kidnap a famous Belgian singer to get the attention of her manager. He wants fame, she wants it too, but doesn't know what she's in for. After the kidnapping has taken place a great satire unfolds that stays entertaining till the end, without getting absurd (well just a little). A very enjoyable little film that deserves a bigger audience than it got.


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