Happy 15th Anniversary, 'Life-Size'! Do You Remember the Movie's Tyra Banks Music Moment?
First things first: No one here is claiming Life-Size was robbed of an Oscar.*
BUT. But. The 2000 television movie starring Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks was sweet and charming. For those who have been missing out, it told the oddly sad story of a preteen girl Casey (Lohan) whose mother had died. She stumbles upon a book in an old bookstore about bringing people back from the dead and decides to try and bring her mom back. When her dad's work colleague brings her an Eve Doll (basically Barbie) for her birthday, the dumb lady brushed the doll's hair with Casey's mom's hairbrush. So instead, the doll comes to life.
Suffice it to say, things get weird.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of Life-Size's premiere, so for this week's Throwback Thursday we're looking back at one of the most memorable moments from the movie: when the now REAL-LIFE HUMAN Eve (Banks) decides to spice up a stuffy grown-up work party by singing and dancing (not unlike what a 13-going-on-30 Jennifer Garner would do just a few years later). What can't a doll do?
Check out the "Be A Star" number below.
Obviously the number also made an appearance at the end of the movie. Bonus Lohan!
Discussion questions for the group: How many times have you found "Be A Star" stuck in your head? Where does this rank in your personal pantheon of television films? If one of your childhood dolls came to life, would you be charmed or hide in your bedroom and never leave your house again? (The latter.) Finally, if they made a sequel to this -- Banks says it's happening -- would you watch?
*It couldn't be. As a made-for-TV film, it wasn't eligible. :(