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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Jackie must learn to be true to herself, even when music promoters try to force her to change her image to meet their idea of what a pop star should be.
Positive Role Models
Jackie is smart, talented, and looking for her big break to become a pop star. She's also loyal to her bandmates and a devoted cousin who's helping her career get off the ground.
Violence & Scariness
Some heated bickering between friends.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few kisses, some moderate flirting, and a few dances with suggestive movements. A couple relaxes in bed, with brief glimpses of her breast and his butt. A woman stages a publicity stunt where she walks across a tightrope in a costume that makes it appear as if she's topless.
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Infreqent language including "s--t," "shag," and "bum.''
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Products & Purchases
Some car brands are mentioned, including Volkswagen and Jaguar.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Several scenes take place in a family-owned pub, where people drink beer and other alcoholic beverages. Some characters smoke cigarettes, including a mature-for-his-age 14-year-old boy.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the main issue in Starstruck -- a pop-musical from the early 1980s featuring energetic song-and-dance numbers -- is drinking and smoking. The main character's family runs a pub, so lots of scenes are set around people drinking and smoking and a 14-year-old boy regularly lights up. Expect a bit of swearing (including "s--t") and some brief nudity while a couple is relaxing in bed together. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
STARSTRUCK is a time capsule into 1982, with its hairspray, thin ties, bright tights, and vibrantly colored dance numbers. It's also got some catchy songs, as well as a few that haven't aged very well and seem like, well, old, so-so synth-pop numbers. The plot is pure hokum — hey kids, let's put on a show to raise money to save the family business! — but it's mostly set up as a framework for the musical sequences.
Kennedy is appealing as a spunky would-be singer, but the songs aren't as fun as they might have seemed three decades ago. Same goes for the film, which is most entertaining as a look at the past.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.