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Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)

Major Movie Star (original title)
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When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.

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Steve Miner

Writers:

April Blair (screenplay), Kelly Bowe (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Simpson ... Private Megan Valentine
Vivica A. Fox ... Sergeant Louisa Morely
Steve Guttenberg ... Sidney Green
Aimee Garcia ... Private Vicky Castillo
Olesya Rulin ... Private Petrovich
Keiko Agena ... Private Hailey Hamamori
Jill Marie Jones ... Private Connie Johnson
Ryan Sypek ... Sergeant Mills Evans
Cheri Oteri ... Private Jeter
Gary Grubbs ... Captain Greer
Bryce Johnson ... Derek O'Grady
Floriana Tullio Floriana Tullio ... Camille
Katie Chonacas ... Amber
Andy Milonakis ... Joe Kidd
Jennifer Finley Jennifer Finley ... Dolores (as Jennifer Paige Finley)
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When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.

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The Army will never be the same. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, and some drug material | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The movie is considered as a brilliant & cult film for its writing and for the many references it has. See more »

Goofs

All American flags on uniforms in this movie are incorrectly mounted. Regulations require that "The Union" (blue field with stars) must be to the left of the viewing person. A flag showing The Union to the right of the viewer is a signal for "distress". There are special patches for Left and Right arm application. The movie uses Left shoulder flags on right shoulders. See more »

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References Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) See more »

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Meant To Fly
Written by Gaby Moreno, Michael Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk
Performed by Gaby Moreno
Published by Sony/ATV Harmony/Silverlight Music Publishing(ASCAP),Sony/ATV Tunes LLC(ASCAP)o/b/o Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada/Under Zenith Music Inc.(SOCAN),S
ony/ATV Tunes LLC(ASCAP)o/b/o Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada/ Neverwouldathot Music(SOCAN)
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Predictable, easygoing comedy
29 May 2009 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

I have to admit that I was drawn to "Major Movie Star" AKA "Private Valentine" mostly for the chance of seeing Jessica Simpson's fit body in a military uniform. The film itself is a predictable but painless affair. There are the expected "fish out of water" gags, the expected "rivalries that turn to friendships", and the expected "life lessons". Few of the gags show any notable wit. The film also feels prolonged, and is less raunchy than I would have preferred (some catfights are teased....but never occur). Jessica Simpson is probably one of the best things in the film. She often looks radiant, and has a million dollar smile. Of course she's basically playing herself, so no great acting stretches there! In the supporting cast, two women stand out: Olesya Rulin, who makes her nerdy character genuinely likable, and Cheri Oteri, as the toughest of the new recruits (she was actually a former sergeant who left the army but regretted it). For a comedy that's so predictable and tame, this one passes the time easily enough. ** out of 4.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous See more »

Filming Locations:

Bossier City, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,971
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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