Celeste in the City (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  12 February 2006 (Germany)
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A small-town girl new to Manhattan gets the make-over treatment from her gay cousin, leading to a whirlwind of romantic adventures.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Blodgett / Harrison
Kyle Halley
Mitch Tanzer
Jamie Robinson ...
Monica (as Deborah Gibson)
Lauren Rawley-Simms
Kathleen Laskey ...
Pheobe Blodgett
Howard Blodgett
Irene Lopez Kuchilani ...
Young Celeste (scenes deleted)
Young Dana (scenes deleted)


Small town girl Celeste Blodgett moves from Bangor, Maine to Manhattan when she gets a job with the New York Examiner, but hears there it's only fact checking, with little prospects for real journalism. Her welcoming young flat neighbor Kyle Halley in an interior designer, who helps her to give her apartment a make-over. At a party she learns her cousin is gay and goes by the new name Dana Harrison; he promises to teach her the city way with a fashionable image transformation, which succeeds with the help of various gay friends. Now she's ready for social life, hoping to impress her boss, reputedly womanizing magazine section editor Mitch Tanzer. He accepts to read her work, but says he can't use it because it's unethical given their personal relationship- then she finds reality is different... Written by KGF Vissers

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It takes a lot of people...to be yourself


Comedy | Romance



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Celeste's last name is Blodgett, in reference to 'Star Is Born, A (1937)' and 'Star Is Born, A (1954)', in which the main character is also named Blodgett and goes through a similar makeover and career transformation. See more »


Towards the end of the movie, Celeste is sitting in her boss's office wearing a blue and gray shirt. In the next shot, as she is leaving the office, she is wearing a burgundy suit jacket. In the next shot, where Celeste is running out of the building, she is wearing the blue top again. See more »


Celeste: I have this moto that I live by: "Don't mix business with pleasure." Not that you were much of a pleasure.
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Written by Jeanne Newhall
Performed by Squashead aka Jeanne Newhall
Courtesy of Marzipan Music
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waste of time
4 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anytime I see a movie about a small town girl moving to New York, I have got to check it out. I just finished watching Celeste in the City and was disturbed by irritating stereotypes about the gay community AND women. First of all, why is it assumed that the "gay" friend knows ALL of the fashion/trends and "snap to it, girl" dialogs? The stereotype is disgusting and needs to stop! Also, the only way she can get ahead in NYC is to get a makeover?! I definitely beg to differ! I mean, what does that say about women that we are immediately about something as soon as we show some cleavage and have a short skirt! Ridiculous. I could see what the movie was trying to do, by trying to make it "cutsey" with a small town girl fall in love and make in the big city, but we really need to cool it with the stereotypes and assumptions that are hurting diversity -be it the gay community, race/ethnicity and women!

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