Backstage (2006)

Celebrity obsession leads a French teen to track down her favorite singer following a disastrous staged television encounter between the pair in the feature debut from director Emmanuelle Bercot. The music of pop superstar Lauren… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 22, 2006
DVD Release Date: April 3, 2007
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Backstage doesn't really tell us much about the world of rock musicians, or the mental workings of their scariest fans.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A complex psychological thriller that serves as a modern-day, darker variation on All About Eve.

Peter Sobczynski

A weakly conceived drama with a central performance that serves as the final nail in the coffin.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Backstage reveals a tender, creepy transaction between idol and idolator.

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Jessica Grose
L.A. Weekly

An enjoyably overwrought meditation on the consequences of celebrity and the vicissitudes of fandom.

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Matt Pais

Spine-tingling suspense comes from a young girl ... undeterred by a star's confession that she really can't offer any of the validation that her fans so desperately crave.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

From that very first scene, which plays like a berserk fantasy erupting into the movie's 'reality,' I found Backstage almost impossible to believe.

Noel Murray
AV Club

Backstage's main problem is [director] Bercot's insistence on pumping an essentially comic story full of existential dread.

Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

My problem is with Isild Le Besco: She tends to be a bit of a blank and doesn't project any sort of personality. Her blandness may seem appropriate for the roles in which she is cast, but when she is on screen, the movie comes to a dead halt.

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[font=Century Gothic]"Backstage" starts with Lucie(Isild Le Besco), a teenager who lives with her mother(Edith Le Merdy) and younger brother, being… More