Starstruck (2010 film)

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StarStruck
Starstruck DVD.jpg
StarStruck DVD cover
Distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Directed by Michael Grossman
Produced by Douglas Sloan
Written by Story by
Barbara Johns
Teleplay by
Barbara Johns
Annie DeYoung
Starring Sterling Knight
Danielle Campbell
Brandon Mychal Smith
Chelsea Staub
Maggie Castle
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Disney Channel
Release date February 14, 2010 (2010-02-14)
Running time 79 minutes

Starstruck (stylized StarStruck) is a 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Sterling Knight and Danielle Campbell.[1]

Plot[edit]

Christopher Wilde (Sterling Knight) is a famous pop star and teen idol, whose music is very successful all around the world. Sarah Olson (Maggie Castle) of Kalamazoo, Michigan is an obsessive fan of Christopher Wilde who seeks to use her family's trip to Hollywood, California to visit her widowed grandmother as an opportunity to meet him (Starstruck) for spring break. Christopher, meanwhile, is on the brink of landing a movie deal and has agreed to remain out of the tabloids in order to prove that he is serious about landing the role.

Once in California, Sarah convinces her younger sister Jessica (Danielle Campbell), to accompany her to a nightclub where he is rumored to be delivering a surprise performance for his pseudo-girlfriend Alexis Bender (Chelsea Staub). Sarah leaves Jessica outside the club to watch the car while she goes inside in a futile attempt to meet Christopher (Shades).

Fed up with waiting, Jessica leaves the car in search for Sarah and meets Christopher when he hits her in the head while opening a door. Eager to avoid being caught by the paparazzi, Christopher takes Jessica to a hospital to be examined, then brings her to his house so that he can make an appearance for the film director (Hero). He then brings Jessica home, and Jessica allows him to stay in her grandmother's garage for the night when he learns the paparazzi have followed him.

The next day Sarah brings Jessica to Malibu in the hopes of running into Christopher there. Sarah goes off to sit down on the beach, but Jessica recognizes Christopher's disguise and sits down with him. The two are forced to make a quick exit from the beach when the paparazzi arrive; once they get away, Christopher shows Jessica around Los Angeles (Something About The Sunshine).

While attempting to return to Malibu, they are again spotted by the paparazzi, but manage to elude them by driving off the main road, losing Jessica's grandmother's car in a mud pool quicksand in the process. While walking back to Malibu, they get into a heated argument, with Jessica calling Christopher's life "fake". He tries to convince her his life is real. Christopher drags Jessica into a river and they forget their argument. Eventually, Christopher confides that he enjoyed hanging out with Jessica because she was not actually asking for anything from him. She agrees that it was fun having him alone.

When they return to the beach they almost kiss, but are interrupted when Christopher panics about being recognized. Christopher tells Jessica that no one can know what happened between them that day, telling her that the paparazzi would ruin her life as well as his(Hero (Reprise)). Heartbroken and angry, Jessica returns home to Kalamazoo with her family, but not before the paparazzi establish a connection between her and Christopher.

Back in Kalamazoo, Jessica watches Christopher tell a talk show host that he had never met her. Angry with the way the paparazzi forced Christopher to lie and hide himself from the real world, she confronts the paparazzi camped outside her house, and tells them that they destroyed him and that she "never met [the Christopher that they were all so obsessed with]." Christopher's best friend, Stubby (Brandon Mychal Smith) convinces Christopher to make his own choices. Alexis finds out that Christopher has been with someone who is not famous, and she breaks up with him. Christopher realizes that he is free to pursue Jessica. Christopher then proceeds to fire his parents as his managers and turn down the movie role that made him lie and lose himself in the tabloids.

After Sarah's equally Christopher-obsessed friend A.J. (Abbie Cobb) viciously insults Jessica for what she said on television, Sarah kicks A.J. out of the house and offers to take Jessica to the school dance with her. Jessica accepts, and Sarah helps her get ready for the dance. At the dance, Christopher makes an appearance and apologizes to Jessica through a song (What You Mean To Me). She wants more than just his apology though.

When the paparazzi appear at the dance, he tells them that he was the one that lied and says he is crazy about Jessica. She smiles and accepts his apology, and he becomes her boyfriend. He gives her a pair of "Christopher Wilde" sunglasses (Party Up).

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot in 2009 on location in Los Angeles, California.

Reception[edit]

The movie premiere generated 6.0 million viewers, the first to debut on a Sunday night, becoming the channel's most-watched February original movie premiere in Total Viewers, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14.[2] Disney Channel's highest numbers ever in the time period in Tweens 9-14 (2.3 million), and second-highest on record in Total Viewers (6.0 million) and Kids 6-11 (2.4 million), behind only the August 19, 2007 encore of High School Musical 2.[2] There were 683,000 viewers when it premiered in the UK and Ireland on May 14, 2010.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Starstruck
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released February 9, 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Teen pop
Length 37:43
Label Walt Disney
Producer
Singles from Hello My Name Is...
  1. "Starstruck"
    Released: January 27, 2010 (2010-01-27)
  2. "Hero"
    Released: February 12, 2010 (2010-02-12)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[4]

The soundtrack was released on February 9, 2010[5] The soundtrack peaked at number 23 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It was debuted at #98 on Billboard 200 chart with the sales of 8,257 copies. For the week ending of March 6, 2010, the soundtrack faced a surplus in sales, selling 19,058 copies (up 131 percent), it rose from #98 to #23 on Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

Standart edition[5]
No. Title Performed by Length
1. "Starstruck" (voiced by Drew Seeley) Christopher Wilde 2:58
2. "Shades" (voiced by Drew Seeley) Christopher Wilde 3:03
3. "Hero" (voiced by Drew Seeley) Christopher Wilde & Stubby 3:17
4. "Something About the Sunshine" (voiced by Drew Seeley) Christopher Wilde and Anna Margaret 3:07
5. "What You Mean to Me" (voiced by Drew Seeley) Christopher Wilde 4:17
6. "Party Up"   Stubby 3:16
7. "Got to Believe" (voiced by Drew Seeley) Christopher Wilde 3:20
8. "Hero (Unplugged)" (voiced by Drew Seeley) Christopher Wilde and Stubby 2:33
9. "Something About the Sunshine (Solo)"   Anna Margaret 3:06
10. "New Boyfriend"   Anna Margaret 3:05
11. "Welcome to Hollywood"   Mitchel Musso 2:29
12. "Make a Movie"   Jasmine Sagginario 3:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Mexican Top Albums Chart[6] 25
Spain Top Albums Chart[7] 79
Greek Top Albums Chart[8] 23
Polish Top Albums Chart[9] 49
U.S. Billboard 200[10] 23
U.S. Kid Albums[11] 1
U.S. Top Soundtracks[12] 3
U.S. Top Digital Albums[4] 6
UK Soundtrack Albums Chart 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonner, Julie (September 24, 2009). "Production Has Begun on DCOM "Starstruck"". Disney Society. Retrieved January 8, 2010. The story follows Jessica Olson (played by Campbell), a down-to-earth girl from the Midwest who collides (literally) with Hollywood’s teen heartthrob, pop star Christopher Wilde (played by Knight). 
  2. ^ a b Disney’s "Starstruck" Shines in Debut With 6.0 Million Viewers
  3. ^ BARB, via [1]
  4. ^ a b Starstruck - Billboard Charts Allmusic
  5. ^ a b "Starstruck: Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  6. ^ Mexican Albums Chart AMPROFON
  7. ^ Spain Top Albums Chart
  8. ^ Greek Top Albums Chart
  9. ^ Polish Top Albums Chart
  10. ^ "Billboard 200 as of 25 February 2010". Billboard magazine. 2010. 
  11. ^ "Kids Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  12. ^ "Soundtracks". Billboard magazine. 2013. 

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