Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (2001)

DON'T confuse this experimental effort with the made-for-TV biography of singer Karen Carpenter. Cowritten, coproduced and directed by avant-garde filmmaker Todd Haynes, Superstar is "acted out" by Barbie and Ken dolls,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
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Cole Smithey

Perhaps the most sophisticated student film you'll ever see "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" is a provocative study in how much a gifted filmmaker can do with limited resources.

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Candy Rose
Movng story about the rise to fame for the Carpenter siblings.
Luke Baldock
I grew up listening to The Carpenters, and they are one of the few bands I can still listen to. Their music was always honest and calm. Relaxing, yet emotional.… More
Aj V
2001 is not the original release date for this movie, it's somewhere around 1988, but since it's an underground film, it's a bit uncertain, I… More
Jennifer Xu
Fantastically executed scenes with seamless transitions. Haynes' sparse dialogue and the innovative use of dolls really hits the message home. Show this to… More
Stella Dallas
really disturbing, especially for those of us who (vaguely) remember. the carpenters were huge; in fact they were the #1 selling american music act of the… More
Wu Chouin
Another reason why Haynes is one of my favorite working directors today. To effectively pull off the emotional impact of this biopic with dolls is a… More