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Childstar (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 June 2005 (USA)
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Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Rick
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Tim
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Isaac
Victoria Fodor ...
Enthusiastic Agent
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P.R. Agent
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J.R.
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Taylor Brandon Burns
Pamela Redfern ...
Stewardess (as Pam Redfern)
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Suzanne
Danielle Miller ...
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Reed Harrison
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Chip Metzger
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Sydney Mehta
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Jane - 3rd A.D.
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Philip Templeman
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Storyline

Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller, a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself. Written by Anonymous

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When you're only famous for fifteen minutes, every second counts.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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11 June 2005 (USA)  »

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L'enfant prodige  »

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CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The movie's producer, Niv Fichman, can be seen sitting in the audience towards the end of the movie, right after Taylor says to Rick, "Your introduction is longer than your film." He is sitting on the left. See more »

Goofs

When Fresno and his band are rehearsing, we hear a vibraphone in the background. Assuming the keyboard player is using a synthesizer, playing that sound (which is unlikely since the keyboard looks more like a Fender Rhodes electric piano, which produces quite a different sound), his hand and finger movements don't match the vibraphone notes that we hear. See more »

Quotes

[Natalie and Taylor have snuck onto the White House set to have sex]
Taylor Brandon Burns: So where do you want to do it? The Oval Office, The Greenroom, the Lincoln Bedroom ?
Natalie: It's your fantasy; I'm Canadian.
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Crazy Credits

The audio from the film (called "The First Son") that they are making within this movie plays over the end credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

I Found Love
Performed by The Free Design (as The Free Design)
Words and Music by Christopher Dedrick (as Chris Dedrick)
Published by Lamplighter Music Publishing Co. (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Zynczak Associates, Inc.
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It's Not Rocket Science
16 April 2005 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

How much I enjoyed this film surprised me. (I saw it at the Philadelphia Film Festival the day after I saw "Checking Out" with Peter Falk. So—that's saying a lot.)

"Childstar" is a droll send-up of fawning over child stars in our culture, and of being a person low on the film industry totem pole. There is a lot of clever, well-produced stuff in this film. My only negative comment is that too much seems to have been directly lifted from an episode of The Nanny, "When You Pish Upon a Star."

I will go to see any film with Jennifer Jason Leigh. Her arc seems to be like that of Geneviève Bujold before her. Leigh seems to have managed to be in a lower proportion of turkeys than Bujold, so far. Her performance this time worked for me.

Likewise the performance of Don McKellar in his own film was just fine. More power to him!


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