• Starlet (2012)

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Starlet

Release Date: November 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

A young woman (Dree Hemingway) finds a fortune stashed in a yard-sale thermos and befriends the crotchety oldster (Besedka Johnson) from whom she bought it.

Cast: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone, Karren Karagulian, Boonie Baghdady

Director: Sean Baker

Genres: Drama

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A mismatched-friends drama whose overall sensitivity is belied by a couple of clumsily contrived plot points, Sean Baker's Starlet pairs story and setting perfectly. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Starlet sneaks up on you. Set in the same sun-dried, strip-malled precincts of the San Fernando Valley where "Boogie Nights" took place - and set, in part, in that same porn industry milieu - Sean Baker's low-key, low-budget indie traces the relationship that develops between a young actress and an isolated, elderly woman. show more

  • 80
    Scott TobiasNPR

    Starlet shows enough of her unbalanced, unsustainable situation to make sense of her connection to Sadie, however frail a ballast her new friend might be. Their need for each other is disarmingly sweet, but far from sticky. show more

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