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Childstar (2004)

 -  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 ...
Fangirl
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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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Filmed in 19 days. See more »

Goofs

When Rick is taking Taylor out on the town in Toronto to help him gain experience with women, initially they are driving northbound on Yonge Street, a few blocks north of Eglinton (as evidenced by the HMV location next to Toys 'R' Us; these two stores are part of the Yonge-Eglinton Centre). Shortly afterward, they are at a cafe called Il Gatto Nero, which is at College and Crawford, a few blocks east of Ossington - and several kilometres to the SOUTHwest of the Yonge and Eglinton area. 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 »

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Air
(Johann Sebastian Bach (as Bach))
Performed by Classical Trio
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Trite, and uninspired,
3 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had no clue what to expect out of this film. I just heard good things about the director's previous "Last Night", so that being unavailable to me at the moment I decided to catch this one instead as it was readily available for free on Sundance on Demand. Thankfully so, as I would've definitely not have paid for this heavily clichéd, trite and towards the end overly pretentious 'little film that couldn't'. Boiling down to a lame road movie, this film about a spoiled prepubescent actor who runs of while filming a movie in Canada. suffers from sub-par writing as well as hack-eyed performances, most notably from Don McKeller himself (coming off as an eighth-rate Peter Sellers). In summation, Don't bother with this film as it will be wasted time on your part.

My Grade: D-


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