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Popstar (2005)

A teenage girl's life gets turned upside down when a new school friend turns out to be a pop star.

Director:

Richard Gabai

Writer:

Timothy Barton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Carter ... JD McQueen
Alana Austin ... Jane
David Cassidy ... Grant
Kimberly Jeppson ... Abby (as Kimberly Kevon Williams)
Adrianne Palicki ... Whitney
Mary Elise Hayden ... Bobette (as Mary Elise)
Deena Dill ... Faith Brighton
Andrew Stevens ... Professor Brighton
Natalia Livingston ... Mary Brighton
Leif Garrett ... Janitor
Tracy Scoggins ... Judy McQueen
Vanessa Angel ... Diane
Rachel Thorp ... Samantha
Rick Overton ... Mr. Thomas
Andrew Ehrlich Andrew Ehrlich ... Timmy
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A teenage girl's life gets turned upside down when a new school friend turns out to be a pop star.

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When Fame Went to His Head, His Parents Sent Him Back to School. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for mild sensuality and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gwiazda popu See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Tag Entertainment See more »
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(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Jane looks up "Testophobia", it's clearly shown in the address bar that the website she's visiting is located in her "C" drive (this means that it's not a real site, it's a site that was created for the movie). See more »


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Pres On
Written and Performed by Eric Troyer and Richard Gabai
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Teen Dream Come True
30 April 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A few songs from star Aaron Carter are an added bit of pleasure to this pleasant film about a singing bubble gum Popstar who is brought down to earth a bit. He finds that there just might be life after his vogue has passed and he'll need a few skills along the way.

Tracy Scoggins is Carter's mother who has decided that home schooling and the road tutor he has isn't doing it for him, he's flunking everything. So his career is put on hold and he has to go to high school with the rest of his peers including the teenage girls who are just gaga over him.

One of them is shy, but academically brilliant Alana Austin and she's one of those fans. When he comes to her as needing a tutor it's a teen dream come true.

And as life has imitated art Aaron Carter has certainly had his fifteen minutes of fame as bubble gum idols come and go. A couple of them from previous generations are in the film as well. David Cassidy plays Aaron's manager who is thinking that him going back to school is great publicity as the young man is a role model of sorts. Leif Garrett plays the school janitor who offers advice something along the lines of a Chinese philosopher. Pretty good advice too.

Popstar is a nice bit of entertainment, easy to take and nice songs in the score.


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