DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR (2003 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.8|5.0 Starsìì

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star is a depressing attempt to rationalize the ‘after-life’ of child stars. Dirty talk and inappropriate language move this movie out of the family category. The biggest error the film makes is the pre-supposition that the only ‘later life’ a child star can aspire to is a life in the movies.

Storyline

Dickie Roberts (David Spade), former child star, endeavors to get back into the business again.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sam Weisman for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Fred Wolf for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Grace Finney (Mary McCormack), George Finney (Craig Bierko), Sam Finney (Scott Terra), Sally Finney (Jenna Boyd), Referee (John Farley), Commentator (Bobby Slayton), and Michael Buffer (Michael Buffer).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This movie DOES have a happy ending and gives audiences a bonus with the conclusion that features 60s and 70s television child stars performing a current song/dance routine that demonstrates talent is a life-long gift and the early hard work to develop that talent follows one through life.

Ben Meyers

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