Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8898

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 16

Theatrical Release Date: 04/30/1988

Language: English

Genre: Biography

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Todd Haynes

Actors: Merrill Graves, Michael Edwards, Melissa Brown, Rob LaBelle, Nannie Doyle, Cynthia Schneider

Plot: Karen Carpenter's eating disorder spirals out of control in this docu-drama. She and the rest of the family are portrayed by Barbie dolls.

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3/4

GJ81 - wrote on 04/16/2009

A film about the late Karen Carpenter, re-enacted with dolls. Is it that bizarre? It actually isn't. Using the doll footage alongside a lot of the Carpenters hits, and intercutting with various live action shots, it creates a mood less bizarre, more oddly engrossing. Its hard to pin down but its an interesting short movie that exhibits Todd Hayne's skills as a potential film-maker.

Rating of
3.5/4

Allison - wrote on 10/18/2008

Absolutely excellent and moving. One of my favorite movies, and it was worth the wait. Available on Todd Haynes' website.

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