Why Major Movie Star is a brilliant and cult movie? If Major Movie Star was a failure at the American box office, he is nevertheless brilliant and cult by his writing and the many references it contains.
Jessica Simpson is excellent as Megan Valentine, a successful actress who loses everything and finds herself in a world opposite to her: that of the army. She knows how to play well on all levels and is a good actress. Vivica A. Fox is scary as Sergeant Morely, but she does that, because that’s her job, and as a result, I appreciate this character better and better as the story unfolds. Simpson’s sidekicks are also excellent, when to Ryan Sypek, I think he makes a nice couple with Jessica.
This film is a duel between the artistic world and the realistic world of the army, while demonstrating the superficiality of the 1st universe, facing the hardness of the second, thus giving a contrast between the two for the spectator. And through this, if Megan may seem futile, she never was, but is just aware of the world she lives in and therefore, I feel sorry for her.
There are a lot of references, whether it’s at the level of the dialogues, the names or the situations mentioned. For example, when Megan talks to the dog, it makes you think of the film « Beethoven » or when Petrovich quotes one of Megan’s films «disco balls in time», which refers to « Austin Power Goldmember ». Megan Talks to her car and I saw a big wink at k2000, not to mention when Nigel calls Amber “Catwoman” or when Megan is cheated by her boyfriend, who has an affair with her art agent, as was the character of Lester in the movie “American Beauty”.
I also perceived references with the names of the characters, because Steve Guttenberg plays Sidney, an agent and it reminds me of the series Alias, because Jennifer Garner plays Sidney Bristow, an agent. I also see a reference to Scary Movie, because Kurt Fuller and Cheri Oteri are both in that movie, not to mention “Carrie”, when Nigel said to Megan, “These rules were of Satan”. I also feel a big wink to Police Academy, a policeman who puts chaos in his police academy played by Steve Guttenberg, while Megan makes a mess in an army. I would even say that it may also refer to the Disney movie “Cadet Kelly”, because of the situation of seeing a woman in the army, while observing that the actress Aime Garcia also played in this TV movie.
Finally, there are so many references at the level of dialogues or scenes played, that it makes the film cult and brilliant by its writing and that it must be rehabilitated, because it is just a masterpiece. View the movie review here Major Movie Star cult movie review.