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My Stepmother Is an Alien

My Stepmother Is an Alien

Richard Benjamin (1988)

15 Certificate


Our Score
"Barbarella Goes Shopping" is the premise of this clunky cosmic satire, saved by Kim Basinger's hitherto untapped flair for light comedy. She plays a gorgeous ET who shacks up with scientist slob Dan Aykroyd to save her planet from destruction. Forget the plot, just settle down and watch a series of goofy culture-clash sketches revolving around Basinger coping with suburban life on Earth armed only with her talking alien handbag. Fine moments of inspired lunacy jostle with predictably slight comic relief, but Basinger's eager-to-please freshness and verve make this intergalactic muddle impossible to dislike.


A widowed scientist's space research draws him into a romance with a shapely alien who has come to Earth on a vitally important mission. However, the boffin's daughter suspects there is something not quite right with their relationship. Sci-fi comedy, starring Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger and Jon Lovitz and featuring early appearances by Alyson Hannigan, Juliette Lewis and Seth Green.

Cast & Crew

Dr Steven Mills Dan Aykroyd
Celeste Martin Kim Basinger
Ron Mills Jon Lovitz
Jessie Mills Alyson Hannigan
Dr Lucas Budlong Joseph Maher
Fred Glass Seth Green
Grady Wesley Mann
Dr Morosini Adrian Sparks
Lexie Juliette Lewis
Carl Sagan Harry Shearer
Director Richard Benjamin
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia Pictures Guidance: Edited for language and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Drama

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