For one reason or another, Australia does “the musical” well. They rarely take it too serious, and they always add some innovative and relatively interesting flair to the experience to make it stick out among the wide breadth of musical films (Wait…there are a lot of them?). Regardless, Starstruck is stupid as it is awesome, like watching a homoerotic adventure of two racist hillbilies, Starstruck is a train wreck of a film begging to be challenged. Starstruck fails to challenge you mentally, but it does challenger your ears with a whole slew of awful songs playing on cliches of the theater world. if you thought Glee was bad, watch Starstruck tackle Hollywood fame and musical elitism, through the eyes of a typical Australian pop star. Don’t kill yourself yet, you haven’t even seen it!
Reason to Watch
It’s like a lamer more idiotic Hairspray, if Hairspray was lame or dumb. that makes sense, right?
Even though many people just want to sort of forget that Australia, like, exists and stuff, we can at least be confident that they can manage some rather interesting little musicals. Though they aren’t really worth watching, their still proof that everyone in that country has no concerns whatever except “the dance.”
Most Memorable Quote(s)
- Nana: Lay off him, my love. you know he has a plate in his head
- Jackie: guitars are phallic symbols, and guitarists masturbate for a living. So God only knows why you’d need me
What You Need to Get Through This Movie
A gay friend to translate what is happening in “gay talk”
- This film was one of three Australian movies made in Australia during 1981-1982 which were musicals. The films include Starstruck, The Pirate Movie and The Return of Captain Invincible.
- The New Years Eve event scenes were filmed over the course of 3 days
$25,000 will make you rich and change your life forever
Singing is cool, until it gets in the way of “fammilllyyy…”
Justification for Rating
Ok, so it’s a musical and it has themes of family and togetherness and love. It’s still really really dumb