A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

Director:

Vondie Curtis-Hall (as Vondie Curtis Hall)

Writers:

Cheryl L. West (story), Kate Lanier (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariah Carey ... Billie Frank
Max Beesley ... Julian Dice
Da Brat ... Louise
Tia Texada ... Roxanne
Valarie Pettiford ... Lillian Frank
Ann Magnuson ... Kelly
Terrence Howard ... Timothy Walker
Dorian Harewood ... Guy Richardson
Grant Nickalls ... Jack Bridges
Eric Benét ... Rafael
Padma Lakshmi ... Sylk
Don Ackerman ... Peter
Ed Sahely Ed Sahely ... Francois
Carmen Wong Carmen Wong ... Rose
James Allodi ... Video Director
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Storyline

Billie Frank is a shy, young multiracial girl who is sent away by her alcoholic mother at a very early age. At an orphanage, she befriends Louise and Roxanne. Flash forward to 1983. Billie and her friends are spotted by a record producer, Timothy Walker, who wants them to sing backup for his latest pop-music discovery. But when super DJ Julian Dice hears Billie's incredible voice, he makes a shady deal with Timothy to get her out of that dead-end situation. Soon, Billie and Dice are making hits inside the studio, and falling in love outside of it. Eventually, the pressure of her newfound celebrity puts too heavy a strain on Billie, forcing her to decide what it is she really wants from Dice, and what she wants for herself. Written by Anonymous

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A strength to survive. A desire to dream. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In an interview with Watch What Happens: Live (2009), Mariah Carey said that she regrets making the film. See more »

Goofs

When Billie and Dice are in the limo, Dice mimics what Rafael said to Billie at the party. Dice was off in the crowd then, not with them. See more »

Quotes

[after seeing Sylk's lip synched performance which featured Billie's voice]
Dice: Man, Sylk. That was amazing.
Sylk: Really? Did you like it?
Dice: I had no idea you could blow like that.
[Sylk puts her arms around Dice]
Sylk: [suggestively] I didn't know you were so interested in how good I could blow.
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Soundtracks

Reflections (Care Enough)
Written by Mariah Carey and Philippe Pierre
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Mariah Carey
Performed by Mariah Carey
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Mariah Carey cannot be excused from this wreckage....
14 February 2003 | by CTS-1See all my reviews

...because, as her vanity project, she undoubtedly had the final yea or nay on what went into this mess. The inexplicable glitter strip (note: watch for continuity errors in its location)? The longest-lived cat ever? Telepathic songwriting? The most unsympathetic cast of characters since "A Clockwork Orange?" Ms. Carey knew, or should have known.

Mariah's acting is, well.... zombified. Her screen presence would actually be explained by her being under the influence of some medication designed to help with her later well known breakdown. Ms. Carey proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that bad over-acting makes for more entertaining badfilm than bad under-acting, which just leaves the viewer wondering why the movie was made. I couldn't tell for sure whether the rest of the cast's tepid-to-annoying performances were due to their own bad acting or from trying to perform across from the lifeless Ms. Carey; after 45 minutes, I couldn't care either. A well-deserved 1.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All That Glitters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,414,596, 23 September 2001

Gross USA:

$4,274,407

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,271,666
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2.39 : 1
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