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StarStruck (2010)

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Jessica Olsen was expecting a normal trip to California with her family to visit her grandma. However, she agrees to join her older sister to find the famous pop star, Christopher Wilde.

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Michael Grossman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sterling Knight ... Christopher Wilde
Danielle Campbell ... Jessica Olson
Maggie Castle ... Sara Olson
Brandon Mychal Smith ... Stubby
Chelsea Kane ... Alexis (as Chelsea Staub)
Matt Winston ... Alan Smith
Toni Trucks ... Libby Lam
Abbie Cobb ... AJ
Beth Littleford ... Barbara Olson
Dan O'Connor ... Dean Olson
Alice Hirson ... Grandma Olson
Lauren Bowles ... Sherry Wilde
Ron Pearson ... Daniel Wilde
Hugh Dane ... Howard
Sunkrish Bala ... Dr. Sanjay Lad
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Storyline

Jessica Olsen goes to Los Angeles with nothing more in mind that visiting her grandparents while her sister tries to meet Christopher Wilde. One night she meets Christopher Wilde. They go on an adventure around Los Angeles and start to like each other. When Jessica returns home, Christopher, on national TV, says he doesn't know her, and never met her. Written by Lesley

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

StarStruck See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, a song plays that says the line, "I'm not Superman" as Jessica enters a phone booth. Ironically, a phone booth is where Clark Kent changes into Superman. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film when Christopher is on his laptop looking through pictures taken earlier with Jessica, the picture of the two in front of the Hollywood sign is seen from the movie camera's point of view. The disposable camera is obviously seen in the shot. If this photo were actually taken from the disposable camera, it would have been from a different point of view. See more »

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Got to Believe
Performed by Sterling Knight
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Has An Excellent Start
14 February 2010 | by aimless-46See all my reviews

"Starstruck" (2010) is as good as most Disney movies and much better than some (insert "Princess Protection Program" here). Think "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" (2004) minus that film's PG elements.

At its core it is another fairy tale as Kalamazoo teenager Jessica Olsen (nicely played by Danielle Campbell) visits Hollywood and accidentally meets mega-star teen heartthrob Christopher Wilde (Sterling Knight). Knight is joined by his "Sonny With A Chance" cast-mate Brandon Mychal Smith.

The secret of this type of fairy tale lies in how well they connect with viewers; if the movie can get viewers to strongly identify with the character as she gets a huge rush from suddenly becoming part of the celebrity world, the viewer will get hooked. Then the challenge is to keep them hooked for as long as possible. "Starstruck" hooks you and provides this vicarious rush well past the midway point, in large part because of the twist of having Jessica rather under-whelmed by the circumstances. But eventually the wheels fall off, or in this case sink into an unlikely mud hole. The illusion bursts and everyone crashes back to reality because it is impossible to suspend disbelief when the AMC Pacer (Petunia) sinks into the mire. From that point on it is just overwrought melodrama until the movie finally recovers and goes out on a very nice reconciliation sequence.

Chelsea Staub is again unsuccessful at playing a mean girl (remember the "Bratz" disaster). Too much natural likability, you would think they would have figured this out by now.

Maggie Castle does a good job as Jessica's older sister Sara, who throughout most of the film is far more into Chad than is Jessica. Abbie Cobb plays Sara's friend AJ. If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, then Kay Panabaker should feel real good these days; as Cobb joins Bridgit Mendler and Meaghan Jett Martin (who can successfully play a mean girl) as yet another of Disney's bleached out Panabaker wannabe clones.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.


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