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Is the drool apparent?........
on 26 May 2016
Astronomer Steven Mills accidentally sends a great surge of energy out into space, threatening life on another world.
They respond by dispatching one of their race disguised in deliberately attractive human form to Earth to sort things out called Celeste, accompanied by a rather less attractive superior, in the form of a talking handbag.
Steven is indeed attracted, as is his untrustworthy brother, while Celeste becomes increasingly fond of Steven's young daughter.........
Back in 1988, it would've probably been a great High Concept idea to get Basinger to play an alien who is slightly amusing for the first fifteen minutes if her arriving to earth, and then fall in love with Dan Ackroyd.
But when you boil it all down to the concept and story, it's nothing more than a remake of Splash!, but with aliens and the threat of the end of the world.
But the concept is basically the same, man meets girl, girl is odd for the first two acts of the film, ensuring hilarity. Man is totally oblivious to the fact that she is more than slightly different, and both film have a borderline pervert as a brother for the main character.
It's all paltry stuff, the two leads are okay, but it's fun to see people like Greene, Hannigan, and Lewis in very young roles.
The fashion is atypically eighties, but the less said about the narrative, the better.