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Brave New Girl (2004)

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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Wanda Lovell
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Angela
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Jason Sloan
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Grant
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Zoe Moscatel
Karl Pruner ...
Professor
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Dee
Jackie Rosenbaum ...
Ditz / Portia
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Ditz's Father
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Tyler
William Colgate ...
Clayton
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Professor Roe
Eric Weinthal ...
Professor McAlester
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Nelson
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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 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 TVTome.com

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

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Drama | Family | Music

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including teen drug and sexual content
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25 April 2004 (USA)  »

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A Mother's Gift  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

[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 »

Soundtracks

Stronger Than We Know
Words and music by Steve Plunkett & Spencer Proffer
Produced and arranged by Steve Plunkett & Spencer Proffer
Performed by Lindsey Haun (uncredited)
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The glass is half full with "Brave New Girl."
16 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Yes, the plot is predictable; yes, there are a few plot holes; yes, it has a made-for-TV quality; and yes, Britney Spears "wrote" the book with obvious self-promotion.

But forget all of that... this movie is fun.

Fun in an After School Special sort-of-way, but fun nevertheless.

Virginia Madsen as the mother does a great job... so good that I'm going to start watching for her movies. She reminded me of Diane Lane for all the good reasons.

The rest of the cast does a fine job, too. If I was a casting agent, I'd be scouting some of these young actors.

The production values are above usual TV standards and the music was really great... better than several big-budget movies I've seen.

If you're in the mood for German noir this movie isn't for you. If you want a safe, fun and underrated movie, this is a good one. It's one you could show to your 10 year old daughter but enjoy it yourself too.


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