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Celeste in the City (2004)

A small-town girl new to Manhattan gets the make-over treatment from her gay cousin, leading to a whirlwind of romantic adventures.

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Larry Shaw
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Majandra Delfino ... Celeste Blodgett
Nicholas Brendon ... Dana Blodgett / Harrison
Ethan Embry ... Kyle Halley
Michael Boisvert ... Mitch Tanzer
Sadie LeBlanc ... Amanda
Jamie Robinson ... Xavier
Geoffrey Pounsett ... Bruce
Debbie Gibson ... Monica (as Deborah Gibson)
Allegra Fulton ... Hilly
Janaya Stephens ... Lauren Rawley-Simms
Kathleen Laskey Kathleen Laskey ... Pheobe Blodgett
Dwight McFee ... Howard Blodgett
Irene Lopez Kuchilani Irene Lopez Kuchilani ... Lupe
Niamh Wilson ... Young Celeste (scenes deleted)
Alexander Conti ... Young Dana (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Small town girl Celeste Blodgett moves from Bangor, Maine to Manhattan when she gets a job with the New York Examiner, but hears there it's only fact checking, with little prospects for real journalism. Her welcoming young flat neighbor Kyle Halley in an interior designer, who helps her to give her apartment a make-over. At a party she learns her cousin is gay and goes by the new name Dana Harrison; he promises to teach her the city way with a fashionable image transformation, which succeeds with the help of various gay friends. Now she's ready for social life, hoping to impress her boss, reputedly womanizing magazine section editor Mitch Tanzer. He accepts to read her work, but says he can't use it because it's unethical given their personal relationship- then she finds reality is different... Written by KGF Vissers

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It takes a lot of people...to be yourself

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Official Sites:

ABC Family

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Celeste a városban See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Color
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Trivia

Celeste's last name is Blodgett, in reference to 'Star Is Born, A (1937)' and 'Star Is Born, A (1954)', in which the main character is also named Blodgett and goes through a similar makeover and career transformation. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, Celeste is sitting in her boss's office wearing a blue and gray shirt. In the next shot, as she is leaving the office, she is wearing a burgundy suit jacket. In the next shot, where Celeste is running out of the building, she is wearing the blue top again. See more »

Quotes

Celeste: Don't judge me Kyle!
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Soundtracks

Spade
Written by Jeanne Newhall
Performed by Squashead aka Jeanne Newhall
Courtesy of Marzipan Music
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I laughed till i cried
16 December 2007 | by noway234-1See all my reviews

This movie is wonderful. The cast put in some great performances. Nick Brendons performance as Dana is a particular favourite. The lines are funny and witty and the stereotypes, while exaggerated to the hilt, are obviously done very tongue in cheek. Celeste is wonderful, though I did find the transformation to be a little over the top (Turn her into a mirror image of her sister and suddenly she's hot?). Dana's friend's are particularly amusing, very three stooges. And of course there's Celestes neighbor who for a while could be seen to fit the stereotype of a gay man but the message of the film is clear, don't judge a book by it's cover.


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