An unassuming high schooler finds himself inexplicably drawn to the free-spirited new girl, whose unconventional ways change how they see themselves - and each other.

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Julia Hart

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Kristin Hahn (screenplay by), Julia Hart (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grace VanderWaal ... Stargirl Caraway
Graham Verchere ... Leo Borlock
Giancarlo Esposito ... Archie
Maximiliano Hernández ... Mr. Robineau (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
Karan Brar ... Kevin Singh
Annacheska Brown ... Tess Reed
Collin Blackford ... Benny Burrito
Allison Wentworth ... Dori Dilson
Juliocesar Chavez Juliocesar Chavez ... Alan Ferko
Artemis ... Mallory Franklin
Julia Flores ... Summer
Gabriella Surodjawan ... Kim
Shelby Simmons ... Hillary Kimble
John Apolinar ... Wayne Parnell
Alex James ... Zack James
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Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is an average student at Mica High School. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school's marching band and has always been content flying under the radar. But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd. She is kind, finds magic in the mundane and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. A celebration of individuality, kindness and the power of the human spirit, "Stargirl" is directed by Julia Hart from a screenplay by Kristin Hahn and Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli. The film stars singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal in her film debut, Graham Verchere, Karan ...

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A coming-of-age story about a high schooler who finds himself drawn to the free-spirited new girl.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements. | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Premiered the same year as the superhero series of the same name. The two productions are completely unrelated, the name is just a coincidence. See more »

Goofs

When Stargirl is singing on the football field everyone on the stands can hear her. In reality she wouldn't even be heard by the cheerleaders. See more »

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Followed by Hollywood Stargirl See more »

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Be True to Your School
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by Grace VanderWaal
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5 April 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Leo Borlock moves to a small Arizona town with his mother after his father's death. His new school is a place lacking in hope which is highlighted by the school's empty trophy case. He joins the marching band and has his group of nerdy friends. One day, homeschooler Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal) joins his class. He falls for her immediately and her quirky hopefulness infects the entire school.

I have to admit that I thought this has something to do with the DC character. That went away quickly as I watched the movie. Then I hoped that this has something to do with Starman. That would have been interesting but not to be the case. So we march on. This is a rather standard coming-of-age teen movie with a rather standard manic pixie dream girl. It is not something to be hated. The kids are adorable. I don't know anything about Grace VanderWaal. I watched a couple of America's Got Talent episodes but not her's. She has a sincerity which is very endearing in a manic pixie dream girl and her singing has the same sincerity. The boy is equally endearing. They make this movie endearing. I do have to say that the drama isn't that well written. I do not like that the whole school turned on her over leaving the game. It needs setting up. It needs magic. It needs fantasy. The whole school needs to be under her spell. It comes late to the game. Flowers need to be sprouting under her feet. Song birds need to be dressing her in the morning. That turn needs help and also it needs to be shown not told. On the other hand, I like the bike idea and that's an easier concept to make the dramatic turn. It is more internal and more about her character. It is grounded and it doesn't need the big setup. It does need the little brother. Quite frankly, it fits. It fits the birthday ties. It fits her and it doesn't need fantasy. I'm not going to claim that this is breaking any new ground. VanderWaal could have an interesting career although I don't know if she is going to breakout. This is a nice Disney movie for the whole family.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Stargirl See more »

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Belen, New Mexico, USA See more »

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2.05 : 1
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