Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous

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Private Valentine:
Blonde & Dangerous
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Directed by Steve Miner
Produced by Bill Gerber
Denise Di Novi
Written by April Blair
Kelly Bowe
Starring Jessica Simpson
Vivica A. Fox
Ryan Sypek
Olesya Rulin
Cheri Oteri
Jill Marie Jones
Keiko Agena
Aimee Garcia
Music by Dennis Smith
Cinematography Patrick Cady
Edited by Nathan Easterling
Distributed by Sony Pictures/Screen Gems
Release date
  • October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) (Russia)
  • February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30,000,000[1]

Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (also known as Major Movie Star in the United Kingdom) is a 2008 comedy film starring Jessica Simpson. Simpson plays the title role of Megan Valentine in the comedy, about a down-on-her-luck actress who enlists in the United States Army.[2]


When fluffy bubble-gum film star Megan Valentine (Jessica Simpson) suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the United States Army, hoping in vain that it will change her life. The spoiled actress immediately finds herself at odds with her tough drill sergeants and the harsh discipline of Army life, leading to many humorous situations. In the end, however, Valentine wins the respect of her fellow trainees, and they all graduate together. She also gets her house back and the money that she lost. In the end she changes and becomes a better person.


Production notes[edit]

Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous is set at Fort Jackson, which is a real Army training base. It was filmed, however, at Camp Minden, a Louisiana National Guard Camp located in Minden, Louisiana, United States.


The film was released in Russia on October 9, 2008, and in Bulgaria on November 7, 2008.[3]

The film was released in the United States straight to DVD as Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous on February 3, 2009.[4] The film was released in the United Kingdom as Major Movie Star on May 18, 2009.[3]


On the October 29, 2008, episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, host O'Brien brought up the movie and mentioned reports that Simpson's acting was "so bad" that it would not be released "in any country where English is the primary language". The show then displayed the poster, as they were refused a clip.[5] The next night they played a clip from a bootleg copy before having recurring guest star James Lipton make a passionate plea to Simpson to reconsider her decision to withhold the film, saying the "bad defines the good" and the apparent "85 minute stinkbomb" of Major Movie Star would only help to highlight how good Schindler's List really was.[6]


  1. ^ "Box office / business for". IMDB. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Baker, K. C. (2007-05-03). "Jessica Simpson to Join the Marine Corps – on Film". People. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b IMDB (2010). Major Movie Star. Retrieved from
  4. ^ Us Magazine (2008-10-31). Jessica Simpson's Major Movie Star Goes Straight to DVD in America. Us Magazine, 31 October 2008. Retrieved from
  5. ^ Conan O'Brien (2008-10-29). "October 29, 2008". Late Night with Conan O'Brien. NBC. 
  6. ^ Conan O'Brien (2008-10-30). "October 30, 2008". Late Night with Conan O'Brien. NBC. 

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