• Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Release Date: September 5th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 17th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

When he was a child, Dickie Roberts (David Spade) was one of the stars of a popular TV show. But now Dickie is grown up, and, instead of living a life of luxury, he works as a valet attendant and hangs out with other former child stars. Desperate to make a comeback, Dickie hires an ordinary family to live with so he can experience the childhood he never had. Soon Dickie is sharing a room with siblings Sally (Jenna Boyd) and Sam (Scott Terra) and discovering what family is all about.

Cast: David Spade, Mary McCormack, Jon Lovitz, Craig Bierko, Jenna Boyd, Scott Terra, Alyssa Milano, Doris Roberts

Director: Sam Weisman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Happy Madison Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Brother, 2000s, Office, Engaging, Amusing, Mother, Growing up, Family, Transformation, Relationships, Sister, Cheeky, House, Father, Friend, Spirited

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Squanders endless opportunities for sharp satire, keeping to a steady course of tame, toothless comedy, and wrapping things up with the kind of vapid ending "The Brady Bunch" would be proud to call its own.

  • 40
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Generally succeeds -- in hit-and-miss fashion -- at bridging the gap between unlikable jerk and misunderstood good guy, though it's still something of a leap to leading-man territory. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The film is intermittently funny and strangely intermittent. show more

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