Starstruck (2010 film)

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Extended edition US DVD cover
Screenplay byBarbara Johns
Annie DeYoung
Story byBarbara Johns
Directed byMichael Grossman
StarringSterling Knight
Danielle Campbell
Brandon Mychal Smith
Chelsea Staub
Maggie Castle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerDouglas Sloan
Running time81 minutes
Production companiesClose to Home Productions, LLC
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Original networkDisney Channel
Original releaseFebruary 14, 2010 (2010-02-14)
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Starstruck (stylized StarStruck) is a 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Sterling Knight and Danielle Campbell.[1]


Christopher Wilde is a famous pop star and teen idol, whose music is very successful all around the world. Sara Olson 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 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, Sara convinces her younger sister Jessica, to accompany her to a nightclub where he is rumored to be delivering a surprise performance for his pseudo-girlfriend Alexis Bender. Sara leaves Jessica outside the club to watch the car while she goes inside in a futile attempt to meet Christopher.

Fed up with waiting, Jessica leaves the car in search for Sara 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. 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 Sara brings Jessica to Malibu in the hopes of running into Christopher there. Sara 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.

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. 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 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 Sara's equally Christopher-obsessed friend A.J. viciously insults Jessica for what she said on television, Sara kicks A.J. out of the house and offers to take Jessica to the school dance with her. Jessica accepts, and Sara helps her get ready for the dance. At the dance, Christopher makes an appearance and apologizes to Jessica through a song. 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.



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


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 7-11 and Teenagers.[2] Disney Channel's highest numbers ever in the time period among teens (2.3 million), and second-highest on record in Total Viewers (6.0 million) and Kids 7–11 (2.4 million), behind only the August 19, 2007 encore of High School Musical 2.[2] There were 987,000 viewers when it premiered in the UK and Ireland on May 14, 2010.[3]


Soundtrack album by
Various artists
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2010
GenreTeen pop
LabelWalt Disney
ProducerVarious artists
Singles from Starstruck
  1. "Starstruck"
    Released: January 27, 2010
  2. "Hero"
    Released: February 12, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[4]

The soundtrack was released on February 9, 2010 by Walt Disney Records.[5] The soundtrack peaked at number 23 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It 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]

Standard edition[5]
No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Starstruck" (voiced by Drew Ryan Scott)Christopher Wilde2:58
2."Shades" (voiced by Drew Ryan Scott)Christopher Wilde & Stubby3:03
3."Hero" (voiced by Drew Ryan Scott)Christopher Wilde3:17
4."What You Mean to Me" (voiced by Drew Ryan Scott)Christopher Wilde4:17
5."Something About the Sunshine" (voiced by Drew Ryan Scott)Christopher Wilde & Anna Margaret3:07
6."Party Up"Stubby3:16
7."Got to Believe" (voiced by Drew Ryan Scott)Christopher Wilde3:20
8."Hero (Unplugged)" (voiced by Drew Ryan Scott)Christopher Wilde2:33
9."Something About the Sunshine (Solo)"Anna Margaret3:06
10."New Boyfriend"Anna Margaret3:05
11."Welcome to Hollywood"Mitchel Musso2:29
12."Make a Movie"Jasmine Sagginario3:10
Total length:37:43


Chart (2010) Peak
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


  1. ^ Bonner, Julie (September 24, 2009). "Production Has Begun on DCOM "Starstruck"". Disney Society. Archived from the original on October 1, 2009. 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". TV by the Numbers. February 15, 2010. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  3. ^ BARB, via [1] Archived 2013-01-13 at
  4. ^ a b Starstruck - Billboard Charts Allmusic
  5. ^ a b "Starstruck: Various Artists: Music". Archived from the original on 2016-01-10. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  6. ^ Mexican Albums Chart Archived 2007-12-02 at the Wayback Machine AMPROFON
  7. ^ "Spain Top Albums Chart" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  8. ^ Greek Top Albums Chart Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Polish Top Albums Chart". Archived from the original on 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  10. ^ "Billboard 200 as of 25 February 2010". Billboard magazine. 2010. Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  11. ^ "Billboard Kid Albums Chart, March 3rd 2010". Billboard magazine. Archived from the original on 2016-11-25. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  12. ^ "Soundtracks". Billboard magazine. 2013. Archived from the original on 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2010-02-20.

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