Throwback Thirty – My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)

Throwback Thirty – My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)

my_stepmother_is_an_alien5_star_rating_system_1_and_a_half_stars We all have those relationships with certain actors that means we’re willing to put up with a lot of shit films. Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy both spring to mind as people I adore but who tend to star in absolute drivel. Now I’m sure I’ve discussed it numerous times over the years, but I have a deep love for Dan Aykroyd. Or at least Dan Aykroyd in the 80s. I’ve had a huge crush on Elwood Blues since I first watched Blues Brothers. I have an equally strong lust for Ray in Ghostbusters and, to a lesser extent, Ghostbusters II. I’m kind of over it by the start of the 90s. No offense but My Girl Dan does nothing for me. And don’t even get me started on Driving Miss Daisy. Still, I have enough of a love for the actor to have watched a lot of terrible films in my time. Yes, there have been plenty of good ones and some mediocre ones but he’s hardly had what you’d call a consistent career. Although there is one big flop from the 1980s that I’ve yet to see. My Stepmother is an Alien always seemed one step too far. I kind of felt that watching that would be putting the final nail into my coffin of obsession. Until I picked it out of my TBT jar. I guess there’s no going back.

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