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30 Days Until I'm Famous (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 7 May 2004
A Latina working in Los Angeles as a messenger is randomly discovered and fashioned into a pop music star.

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Laura Angelica Simon (as Laura Angélica Simón)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Cole Thompson
Camille Guaty ... Maggie Moreno
Alanna Ubach ... Daisy Fresh
Jack Plotnick ... Bad Boy Austin
Udo Kier ... Barry Davis
Carmen Electra ... Pauline
Lucy Gallardo ... Abuelita
Seidy Lopez ... Jackie Moreno
Elias Lucero Elias Lucero ... Little Johnny
Keith Robinson ... Shane
Lauren Tom ... Carla
Scott Stapp ... McP
Mary Stein ... Dale the Dispatcher
Lupe Ontiveros ... Rosa Moreno
Mindy Sterling ... Lupe Horowitz
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A Latina working in Los Angeles as a messenger is randomly discovered and fashioned into a pop music star.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

7 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

30 Days until I'm famous: In 30 Tagen berühmt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$3,600,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Mirando de Lado
Written and Performed by Kinky
Courtesy of Sonic 360/Nettwerk America
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Surprisingly cute and funny
13 May 2004 | by misslv80See all my reviews

I happened to catch this movie by accident on VH1. The story is a simple one. It's about a young Latina named Maggie (played by Camille Guaty) who is discovered by Cole, a young music talent agent/manager. (He was played by Sean Patrick Flannery, who I didn't even recognize until I saw his name in the credits. He is best remembered as the actor on the short-lived TV series "Young Indiana Jones"). He offers her $40,000 to be groomed as the next Latin pop sensation.

She is given lessons on how to sound more "ethnic" by a Jewish vocal/dance instructor played by Mindy Sterling (who played Frau in the Austin Powers series), whom I also did not recognize until I saw the credits. Of course, being a total amateur, Maggie hilariously and painstakingly tries to play the part of Latin pop diva, while also trying to help support her family at the same time. Her rival is an incompetent lip-synching uber diva bitch named Daisy Fresh. Cole has a month to turn his Latina Pygmalion into a star.

This movie is like a new, updated "My Fair Lady" for the new generation. It's also a campy farce about the music business. It's fun, fluffy stuff. It is obviously targeted to young pre-teen and teen girls, but my boyfriend and I actually enjoyed this movie. Sure, there are the one-dimensional, phony Hollywood characters, and it is a little corny and cheesy at times, but it has heart. I had no idea who Camille Guaty is, but she is a very lovely young lady with talent. Physically, she looks like a cross between Frida Kahlo (minus the "uni-brow") and a younger Salma Hayek. Sean Patrick Flannery ain't no slouch either! Obviously, Cole and Maggie fall in love and the scene where they dance and passionately kiss and embrace is very steamy...muy caliente! Which goes to show you that you don't need a gratuitous sex scene to show sexual tension between romantic leads.

Plus, Ms. Guaty has a very nice singing voice and there was some good music in it too. The biggest surprise was one of the executive producers of this movie was none other than the biggest diva of all time herself, Madonna. If you happen to catch this on VH1 sometime, be sure to watch it for some lighthearted and campy humor.


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