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  • Summary: A comic, yet troubling look at the world of celebrities. Stardom focuses on Tina Menzhal (Pare), a model who hits it big and grows dependent on the media hype surrounding her every move.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. It may be the first movie that mirrors, in its very syntax, the ''snap crackle and pop'' narcotic superficiality of the E! channel. I mean that as a compliment.
  2. In Arcand's skilled hands, this sassy assembly comes together to be a comedy, a satire and a character study that's somehow not a bit condescending.
  3. A naughtily funny, skin-deep satire.
  4. Takes us down a familiar path without discovering anything new along the way.
  5. Reviewed by: Paul Cullum
    With Woody Allen's "Celebrity," Altman's "Prêt-à-Porter" and MTV's "House of Style" predating it by half a decade, this is kind of like clubbing harp seals in a meat locker.
  6. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    Stardom just doesn't have enough anger or conviction to carry it to a satisfying finish.
  7. Tells us nothing we didn't already know, and it tells it over and over and over.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. HarryD.
    Jul 25, 2006
    Brilliant. You need to watch it two or three times to start getting it. Hint: except for Tina and her family, just about everyone either lies or deceivdes. Expand

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