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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 ... See full summary »

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... Steven Mills
... Celeste Martin
... Ron Mills
... Jessie Mills
... Lucas Budlong
... Fred Glass
Ann Prentiss ... The Voice of Bag (voice)
... Grady
... Council Chief
Peter Bromilow ... Second in Command
Nina Henderson ... Cashier
... Carl Sagan (voice)
... Dr. Morosini
... Lexie
Tanya Fenmore ... Ellen
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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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Man's closest encounter 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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Of the three alien council members, the one on the left of Tony Jay never speaks. 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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Celeste Martin: [after changing to new dress in Dr. Mills' car] Is this acceptable?
Steven Mills: Is the drool apparent?
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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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Spoofs Cosmos (1980) See more »

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One Good Lover
Written by Kristin Haas and Robert Massi
Performed by Siren
Courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Now That's A Nice-Lookin' Alien!
3 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I don't believe in aliens, but one ever existed and I ran into it, I hope it looks like Kim Bassinger!

Ditsy but humorous in spots and a generally likable movie is how I saw this film. Basinger hardly ever looked better, which is saying a lot. At the time, it was unusual to see her in a comedy after viewing her in tough crime or sex-type movies for awhile. (I didn't see this film until 10 years after it had been released.) She's a decent comedienne, like her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin) has turned out to be, too.

The comedy is more chuckles than guffaws. There is the usual too-liberal "values" espoused here, in which sex on the first date is "cool," even considered that b the teen daughter! The latter, however, "Jessie" (Alyson Hannigan) is a cute kid and not annoying as most teen girls on in modern-day films. The casual sex and general secular attitude toward everything including that "science is everything" were all annoying to me but it's still a likeble movie. The profanity isn't too much, except by Jon Lovitz, who provides much of it. In all, a dumb story but a nice, feel-good ending helps.


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