Brave New Girl (2004)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama, Family, Music  |  25 April 2004 (USA)
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Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Sloan
Nick Roth ...
Zoe Moscatel
Karl Pruner ...
Jackie Rosenbaum ...
Ditz's Father
William Colgate ...
Hollis McLaren ...
Professor Roe
Eric Weinthal ...
Professor McAlester


Holly has everything it takes to be a star; the voice, the dream and the dedication, but she lacks the means to break away from her humble Texas upbringing. Then she gets the chance to attend an art and music school on the East coast and her future suddenly looks bright. But the road to stardom is a bumpy one. She must compete with the snobby Angela for the star spot and that's the least of her troubles. Luckily, Holly has the support from her mother and her roommate Ditz who prove that being a star has nothing to do with fame and everything to do with faith, family, and friends. Before all the number one hits and the adoring fans, all she had was the dream. Inspired by the book A Mother's Gift by Britney & Lynne Spears...the story of the true meaning of being a star. Written by ThreesCompanyFan on

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A daughter's dream. A mother's gift.


Drama | Family | Music

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including teen drug and sexual content


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Alexz Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were considered for the role of Holly Lovell. See more »


[Grant's cell phone vibrates in his pocket]
Holly Lovell: Um, your pants are buzzing.
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References American Idol (2002) See more »


Der Hölle Roche
from "Die Zauberflöte" (Queen of the Night's aria)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Barbara Mamabolo
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Not perfect but good
20 June 2004 | by (PA, US) – See all my reviews

People like to complain about TV movies a lot. I have one question. Is there ever a TV movie that is perfect?

Anyway, I find that the movie was good. Considering that I am not a Britney Spears fan and the fact that there was a lot of Britney in it, I thought I was going to hate the movie, but I actually enjoyed it. Though, at some points things seemed to be repeating themselves and it got to be a bit long, there was just something there that was good and made me watch it to the end.

This movie isn't for everybody. If you can't stand pop or classical music, don't watch. If you can't stand some predictable moments don't watch. But if you want to watch a movie that has an uplifting feeling and lets people know that everyone can do whatever they want to in life, a real good family movie, this is it.

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