Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

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"50 million people used to watch him on TV. Now he washes their cars."
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.6  (13,787)
  • 36

Dickie Roberts, Former Child Star is about a washed up child star. Dickie became famous because of a sitcom that ended after he had turned six. The movie shows that Dickie’s fame and fortune never returned after the sitcom ended. He works parking cars and is featured on Celebrity Boxing. As far as the public is concerned, Dickie Roberts is a former star. When he hears about a movie that is soon to start shooting, Dickie convinces himself that this movie will ensure his rise to fame. He goes to his agent to get the agent to get him the part. Dickie’s agent tells him that he is unable to audition because he could not preform the role properly. Dickie does not give in and continues in his quest to get an audition for the part. He crashes a Lamaze class which convinces Brendan Fraser to call the director to see if he can get Dickie an audition. The director tells him that the fact is he grew up in the limelight and his mother left him which does not enable him to play the part. After Dickie receives the news from the director, he decides that he will not let this stop him. All he has to do is learn how a person that is not famous lives. Dickie decides that he will prove to both the director and the public that he was born to play this role. He sells a book that he wrote that details his life to pay off a family to take him in as one of their own. Dickie moves in for one month to learn how a normal family functions. As Dickie spends his month with the family, he learns how dysfunctional families are. The movie ends with Dickie achieving his goal and giving up the part to remain in the family that he paid to be a part of.

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

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Dickie Roberts, Former Child Star is about a washed up child star. Dickie became famous because of a sitcom that ended after he had turned six. The movie shows that Dickie’s fame and fortune never returned after the sitcom ended. He works parking cars and is featured on Celebrity Boxing. As far as the public is concerned, Dickie Roberts is a former star. When he hears about a movie that is soon to start shooting, Dickie convinces himself that this movie will ensure his rise to fame. He goes to his agent to get the agent to get him the part. Dickie’s agent tells him that he is unable to audition because he could not preform the role properly. Dickie does not give in and continues in his quest to get an audition for the part. He crashes a Lamaze class which convinces Brendan Fraser to call the director to see if he can get Dickie an audition. The director tells him that the fact is he grew up in the limelight and his mother left him which does not enable him to play the part.

After Dickie receives the news from the director, he decides that he will not let this stop him. All he has to do is learn how a person that is not famous lives. Dickie decides that he will prove to both the director and the public that he was born to play this role. He sells a book that he wrote that details his life to pay off a family to take him in as one of their own. Dickie moves in for one month to learn how a normal family functions. As Dickie spends his month with the family, he learns how dysfunctional families are. The movie ends with Dickie achieving his goal and giving up the part to remain in the family that he paid to be a part of.

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 36.

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  • Release Date
    2003
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (13,787)
  • Metascore
    36