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My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 9 December 1988 (USA)
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn't aware of the connection between her arrival and his work. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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She's gorgeous, and she's never been kissed. Needless to say, she's from another planet. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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9 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi novia es una extraterrestre  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,854,000
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The exterior shot of Ron's beach house was the same exterior used in Beverly Hills, 90210 for Kelly and Donna's apartment. See more »

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When Celeste is at the party in the red dress her hair is completely straight. She then changes clothes in the back of Steve's car, and when she get out her hair is curly. See more »

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Jessie Mills: [looking at her Dad and Celeste through a window] I think they're gonna kiss!
Lexie, Jessie's Friend #1: Does he even know how?
Jessie Mills: I saw him do it once in 1983.
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The opening title scrolls across a backdrop of the galaxy. The end credits show Jessie playing basketball with her family, and Jon Lovitz on Celeste's spaceship, playing the piano surrounded by members of the 12th Navigational Command. See more »

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Features To Catch a Thief (1955) See more »

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Room To Move
Written by Simon Climie, Rob Fisher and Dennis Morgan
Performed by Animotion
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Hey, it's not that bad!
11 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I rate this film as "so bad, it's kinda good". It reeks of everything I feel the Eighties was trying to get away from when it became the Nineties, however nostalgia will forever hallow certain themes, in a "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" sort of way.

Certainly by today's standards this movie is very corny and lacks any real depth sought by movie lovers everywhere, but it has a lot of tongue in cheek charm that other movies lack. It's possible I only say these things because I first saw the film when quite young and I remember liking it... that's a great way to end up liking films that other people really cannot get along with.

As a summary, I couldn't sit down and watch this film with any of my friends, but it would be a perfect companion on a slow evening when I'm ill and had a few beers and need my mind taking off things. Like this evening.


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