Everybody Famous


Another Kidnap Caper similar to ''Masterpiece'' and ''Evil Woman'', but much more charming. Daddy is a big fan of his podgy teenage daughter, who he is pushing to become a singing star, somewhat against her will. He even writes songs for her, although she is spectacularly unsuccessful at winning talent competitions. He is retrenched from work and desperate for money, when fate steps in and drops Holland's top female star into his hands. He kidnaps her, demanding in exchange that her agent listen to a demo tape of his daughter and give her a break. The agent plays along, with his own hidden agenda, while the star turns out to be an ideal kidnap victim...
Dutch with English subtitles.


99 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Comedy, Drama, Musical, On the Art Circuit
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I'm sure if you lost a little weight you'd be a big star...

Credits

Cast
Josse De Pauw, Eva van der Gucht, Werner De Smedt, Thekla Reuten, Victor Löw, Gert Portael, Ianka Fleerackers
Director
Dominique Deruddere
ScreenplayDominique Deruddere
MusicRaymond van het Groenewoud
CinematographyWilly Stassen
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2000
Produced byEurimages, Flanders Film Fund, Get Reel Productions, Le Studio Canal+, Les Films des Tournelles, and others

Official Site




Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Rafiek Mammon
15
The Cape Times
Julia Landau
15
The Star
Desson Howe
10
Die Burger
Hannelie Booyens
15
Tygerburger
Mariana Malan
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
eye Weekly
Kim Linekin
5
Box Office
Bridget Byrne
13

What the People say

Internet
344 Netizens
15

Average .. 63%

13

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: The Dutch (or is it French and Flemish?) show Spain and Hollywood how to do a Kidnap Kaper properly. Although it starts off a little rockily, it is way better than ''Masterpiece'' and ''Evil Woman'' in all respects, having oodles of charm and tongue-in-cheek humour. It is a good family movie for older kids, since there are some sex-related aspects not suitable for kiddies.






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