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Childstar (2004)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 2005 (USA)
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An experimental filmmaker takes a job as a driver for a foul-mouthed child actor and his ambitious stage mother.

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Don McKellar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don McKellar ... Rick Shiller - the driver
Peter Paige ... Tim
Gil Bellows ... Isaac
Victoria Fodor Victoria Fodor ... Enthusiastic Agent
Patrick Garrow ... P.R. Agent
Alan Thicke ... J.R.
Mark Rendall ... Taylor Brandon Burns
Pamela Redfern Pamela Redfern ... Stewardess (as Pam Redfern)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Suzanne
Danielle Miller Danielle Miller ... Fangirl
Michael Murphy ... Reed Harrison
Brendan Fehr ... Chip Metzger
Noam Jenkins ... Sydney Mehta
Jeanie Calleja ... Jane - 3rd A.D.
Dave Foley ... Philip Templeman
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Storyline

Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, Rick Schiller, a down-on-his-luck indie filmmaker, is enlisted to find Taylor before the childstar destroys himself. Written by Anonymous

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When you're only famous for fifteen minutes, every second counts.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Copilul minune See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rhombus Media See more »
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Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie's producer, Niv Fichman, can be seen sitting in the audience towards the end of the movie, right after Taylor says to Rick, "Your introduction is longer than your film." He is sitting on the left. See more »

Goofs

When Rick and Taylor return from the bar, and before going to bed, Rick pours 2 glasses of alcohol before going upstairs. He pours less than an ounce of so in each, but when he enters the room seconds later, both glasses are almost half full. See more »

Quotes

[Natalie and Taylor have snuck onto the White House set to have sex]
Taylor Brandon Burns: So where do you want to do it? The Oval Office, The Greenroom, the Lincoln Bedroom ?
Natalie: It's your fantasy; I'm Canadian.
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Crazy Credits

The audio from the film (called "The First Son") that they are making within this movie plays over the end credits. See more »

Connections

References The Mother and the Whore (1973) See more »

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Trite, and uninspired,
3 April 2006 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

I had no clue what to expect out of this film. I just heard good things about the director's previous "Last Night", so that being unavailable to me at the moment I decided to catch this one instead as it was readily available for free on Sundance on Demand. Thankfully so, as I would've definitely not have paid for this heavily clichéd, trite and towards the end overly pretentious 'little film that couldn't'. Boiling down to a lame road movie, this film about a spoiled prepubescent actor who runs of while filming a movie in Canada. suffers from sub-par writing as well as hack-eyed performances, most notably from Don McKeller himself (coming off as an eighth-rate Peter Sellers). In summation, Don't bother with this film as it will be wasted time on your part.

My Grade: D-


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