Three years after she rocked the movie industry with MY BRILLIANT CAREER, director Gillian Armstrong again brought the world to its feet with this unexpected musical comedy smash. Jo Kennedy stars as quirky young singer Jackie Mullens, who along with her 14-year-old manager/songwriter/ cousin Angus (Ross ODonovan) will go to any outrageous lengths to chase their dreams of pop stardom. Oscar® winner Geoffrey Rush (SHINE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) makes one of his very first screen appearances in this acclaimed combination of delightful old-school story and explosive new wave musical that was nominated for three Australian Academy Awards including Best Original Music Score and features songs by Tim Finn and Phil Judd of legendary pop-rock band Split Enz.
"Full of Happy Surprises! STARSTRUCK is an Original!" -- Janet Maslin, New York Times
"High Voltage Fun!" -- David Denby, New York Magazine
"The last film with music to leave an audience filled with this much pure happiness was A HARD DAY'S NIGHT!" -- Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times