Watch the full film on the
Welcome to Fandor. Watch thousands of award-winning films online. ×
Click here to take a look at our newly redesigned movie page.

Starstruck1982

Sorry. This film is not currently available.

  • 3.9
Jackie dreams of becoming a singing star and her cousin Angus thinks he has what it takes to be a successful manager. After a spot at the hip club in town fails to win Jackie any paying gigs, Angus enters her in a major talent competition to be held on New Year's Eve. If Jackie wins, her career is assured, and the $25,000 prize will help keep her parents' cafe open. But can Jackie stand the pressure? Will the band get it together in time? And will Angus ever get a girl?

What makes this film worth watching? See All Reviews

1 member likes this review

A madcap burst of teenage exhilaration bathed in radiant neon cinematography. “Starstruck” is a pop art sundae that mixes ingredients of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, “Rocky Horror,” thrift store fashion, “A Hard Day’s Night,” Busby Berkeley dance numbers, and gallons of hair product.

The film also reminds us of a world before “American Idol”, when fame and fortune wasn’t worth it if it meant throwing away your personal identity. It's better to be cool than famous! “Starstruck” is an entertaining time capsules that captures the mood and energy of the early 1980’s and deserves cult film status along with films like “Rock and Roll High School.”

81629.small
top reviewer

Member Reviews (2)

81629.small
top reviewer

A madcap burst of teenage exhilaration bathed in radiant neon cinematography. “Starstruck” is a pop art sundae that mixes ingredients of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, “Rocky Horror,” thrift store fashion, “A Hard Day’s Night,” Busby Berkeley dance numbers, and gallons of hair product.

The film also reminds us of a world before “American Idol”, when fame and fortune wasn’t worth it if it meant throwing away your personal identity. It's better to be cool than famous! “Starstruck” is an entertaining time capsules that captures the mood and energy of the early 1980’s and deserves cult film status along with films like “Rock and Roll High School.”

1 member likes this review
2e96eff8174b408fe68458c53c86b24b?default=https%3a%2f%2fd3uc4wuqnt61m1.cloudfront.net%2fassets%2favatars%2ffemale%2favatar f 0025
top reviewer

Reminded me of Hoffman's "doll song" in the opera where the singer plays she is a mechanical doll.

I couldn't generate much enthusiasm for this film.