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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.
If Starstruck were simply a cheap, fast 80s musical, it would be long forgotten. But the film has a solid script, fine acting, terrific choreography and songs, and is not at all... Read morePublished 13 months ago by DW
You don't. You loose. Your life is not complete without this. It's that good. Don't be a tool. Buy this.Published 17 months ago by P. Stone
First saw this movie in the 80's when I was a kid. It is not well know but, it left a definite impression me.
Happy to have it in my off beat DVD collection.
An excellent 2 DVD set of this wonderful 1982 musical. The story about a young girl seeking fame takes a back seat to Jo Kennedy's sparkling performance. Read morePublished 19 months ago by wilcox660
Fun and fond memories are evoked by this film. I'm glad to have a copy to enjoy whenever I'm in the mood.Published 19 months ago by B. Locke
kooky and funny with a lot of catchy tunes. It embodies the 80's alternative scene. I loved this movie when I was a kid.Published 20 months ago by Dorian Rush Reardon
Quirky, fun Australian movie complete with catchy music. An early Gillian Armstrong offering. Can still visit the pub in Sydney where the movie is located. Enjoy!Published on April 28, 2013 by Kate Lyons-Dawson