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Bam Bam and Celeste (2005)

| Comedy | 2005 (USA)
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Celeste (Margaret Cho) and Bam Bam (Bruce Daniels) escape their Midwest hometown for New York, and take on their high-school nemeses - the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - while discovering that true beauty lies within.

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Lorene Machado

Writer:

Margaret Cho
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Cho ... Celeste / Mommy
Wayne Federman ... Redneck
Elaine Hendrix ... Jackie
Butch Klein ... Ryan
Katy Selverstone ... Allegra
Bruce Daniels ... Bam Bam
Sabrina Matthews ... Suburban Dyke
John Cho ... Stephan
Kali Rocha ... Angela
Kathy Najimy ... Legba
Jackie Kashian ... Eileen
Nisha Ganatra ... Linda
Alan Cumming ... Eugene
Michael J. McKenna Michael J. McKenna ... Giant
Ryan Landry Ryan Landry ... Clem
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Celeste and Bam Bam escape their Midwest hometown on an epic road trip to New York City. There they take on their high-school nemeses - now the dictators of the world-famous Salon Mirage - and discover that true beauty lies within. Written by Anonymous

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The shortest distance between two points isn't always a straight line.

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Language:

English

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2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The story is loosely based on Cho's experience growing up in San Francisco in the 1980s. See more »

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Referenced in Margaret Cho: Assassin (2005) See more »

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She's So Nervous
Written by Seth Cherniak (BMI)
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Celeste-ial
29 November 2005 | by alanreadeSee all my reviews

I saw this film at Fusion 2005 in L.A., and I laughed from start to finish, as did the entire screening audience. Cho's turn as her mother is priceless. Jane Lynch as a lesbian survivalist and Danny Hoch as a neo-nazi clerk hopped up on sump'm are both hilarious. And the super-bitch played by Elaine Hendrix made my jaw drop at times with her racist rants...when my jaw was not busy laughing. What is funniest about the movie is its willingness to "go there" with stereotypes, queer or otherwise, and turn them on their respective ears. The plot is sort of like "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" in reverse, with a trip from nowheresville to NYC in the queerest car you've ever seen. What I have not seen reflected in any of the reviews of this film so far is that, at least at Fusion, EVERYONE WAS LAUGHING! So once it's out in theaters, grab your friends and go see it!


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