GenreAdventure, Comedy, Drama Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateOctober 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) (Russia)
February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03) (United States) WriterApril Blair (screenplay), Kelly Bowe (screenplay), April Blair (story) ProducersBill Gerber, Denise Di Novi CastJessica Simpson (Private Megan Valentine), Vivica A. Fox (Sergeant Louisa Morely), Steve Guttenberg (Sidney Green), Aimee Garcia (Private Vicky Castillo), Olesya Rulin (Private Petrovich), Keiko Agena (Private Hailey Hamamori) Similar moviesJessica Simpson appears in Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous and The Dukes of Hazzard
TaglineThe Army Will Never Be The Same
Major movie star trailer
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (also known as Major Movie Star in United Kingdom) is a 2008 comedy film starring Jessica Simpson. Simpson plays the title role of Megan Valentine in the comedy, about a down-on-her-luck actress who enlists in the United States Army.
When fluffy bubble-gum movie star Megan Valentine (Jessica Simpson) suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army, hoping in vain that it will change her life. The spoiled actress immediately finds herself at odds with her tough drill sergeants and the harsh discipline of Army life, leading to many humorous situations. In the end, however, Valentine wins the respect of her fellow trainees, and they all graduate together. She also gets her house back and the money that she lost. In the end she changes and becomes a better person.
Jessica Simpson as Private Megan Valentine
Vivica A. Fox as Sergeant Louisa Morley
Olesya Rulin as Private Elisa Petrovich
Jill Marie Jones as Private Connie Johnson
Keiko Agena as Private Hailey Hamamori
Aimee Garcia as Private Vicky Castillo
Ryan Sypek as Sergeant Mills Evans
Cheri Oteri as Private Sarah Jeter
Gary Grubbs as Captain Peter Greer
Andy Milonakis as Joe Kidd
Steve Guttenberg as Sidney Green
Michael Hitchcock as Nigel Crew
Bryce Johnson as Derek O'Grady
Katie Chonacas as Amber
Travis Schuldt as SFC Harrison
Kurt Fuller as Cousin Barry
Lara Grice as Jinny Valentine
The film was released in Russia on 9 October 2008 and in Bulgaria on 7 November 2008.
The film was released on DVD on 3 February 2009 in the United States under the new name Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous. The film was released in the United Kingdom under the old name of Major Movie Star on 18 May 2009.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
On the 29 October 2008 episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, host O'Brien brought up the movie and mentioned reports that Simpson's acting was "so bad" that it would not be released "in any country where English is the primary language". The show then displayed the poster, as they were refused a clip. The next night they played a clip from a bootleg copy before having recurring guest star James Lipton make a passionate plea to Simpson to reconsider her decision to withhold the film, saying the "bad defines the good" and the apparent "85 minute stinkbomb" of Major Movie Star would only help to highlight how good Schindler's List really was.