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Christopher Wilde is a famous pop star and teen idol, whose music is very successful all around the world. Sara Olson of Kalamazoo, Michigan is an obsessive fan of Christopher Wilde who seeks to use her family's trip to Hollywood, California to visit her widowed grandmother as an opportunity to meet him (Starstruck) for spring break. Christopher, meanwhile, is on the brink of landing a movie deal and has agreed to remain out of the tabloids in order to prove that he is serious about landing the role.
Once in California, Sara convinces her younger sister Jessica, to accompany her to a nightclub where he is rumored to be delivering a surprise performance for his pseudo-girlfriend Alexis Bender . Sara leaves Jessica outside the club to watch the car while she goes inside in a futile attempt to meet Christopher.
Fed up with waiting, Jessica leaves the car in search for Sara and meets Christopher when he hits her in the head while opening a door. Eager to avoid being caught by the paparazzi, Christopher takes Jessica to a hospital to be examined, then brings her to his house so that he can make an appearance for the film director. He then brings Jessica home, and Jessica allows him to stay in her grandmother's garage for the night when he learns the paparazzi have followed him.
The next day Sara brings Jessica to Malibu Beach in the hopes of running into Christopher there. Sara goes off to sit down on the beach, but Jessica recognizes Christopher's disguise and sits down with him. The two are forced to make a quick exit from the beach when the paparazzi arrive; once they get away, Christopher shows Jessica around Los Angeles (Something About The Sunshine).
While attempting to return to Malibu, they are again spotted by the paparazzi, but manage to elude them by driving off the main road, losing Jessica's grandmother's car in a mud pool quicksand in the process. While walking back to Malibu, they get into a heated argument, with Jessica calling Christopher's life "fake". Eventually, Christopher confides that he enjoyed hanging out with Jessica because she was not actually asking for anything from him, and they bond again.
When they return to the beach, however, Christopher tells Jessica that no one can know what happened between them that day, telling her that the paparazzi would ruin her life (Hero (Reprise)). Heartbroken and angry, Jessica returns home to Kalamazoo with her family, but not before the paparazzi establish a connection between her and Christopher.
Back in Kalamazoo, Jessica watches Christopher tell a talk show host that he had never met her. Angry with the way the paparazzi forced Christopher to lie and hide himself from the real world, she confronts the paparazzi camped outside her house, and tells them that she "never met [the Christopher that they were all so obsessed with]."
Alexis finds out that Christopher has been with someone who is not famous, and she breaks up with him and becomes friends because she's on a date with another person. Christopher realizes that he is free to pursue Jessica. His best friend Stubby convinces him that he has to start making his own choices for once (Got To Believe). Christopher then proceeds to fire his parents as his managers and turn down the movie role that made him lie and lose himself in the tabloids.
After Sara's equally Christopher-obsessed friend A.J. viciously insults Jessica for what she said on television, Sara kicks her out of the house and offers to take Jessica to the school dance with her. Jessica accepts, and Sara helps her get ready for the dance. At the dance, Christopher makes an appearance and apologizes to Jessica through a song (What You Mean To Me).
When the paparazzi appear at the dance, he tells them that he was the one that lied and says he is "crazy" about Jessica. She smiles and accepts his apology, as well him becoming her boyfriend (Party Up).
- Sterling Knight as Christopher Wilde
- Danielle Campbell as Jessica Olson
- Brandon Mychal Smith as Albert Joshua "Stubby" Stubbins
- Chelsea Staub as Alexis Bender
- Maggie Castle as Sara Olson
- Matt Winston as Alan Smith
- Toni Trucks as Libby Lam
- Beth Littleford as Barbara Olson
- Dan O'Connor as Dean Olson
- Lauren Bowles as Sherry Wilde
- Ron Pearson as Daniel Wilde
- Abbie Cobb as AJ
The movie premiere generated 6.0 million viewers, the first to debut on a Sunday night, becoming the channel's most-watched February original movie premiere in Total Viewers, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. Disney Channel's highest numbers ever in the time period in Tweens 9-14 (2.3 million), and second-highest on record in Total Viewers (6.0 million) and Kids 6-11 (2.4 million), behind only the August 19, 2007 encore of High School Musical 2.
- 1. Starstruck - Christopher Wilde
- 2. Shades - Christopher Wilde
- 3. Hero - Christopher Wilde, Stubby
- 4. Something About the Sunshine - Christopher Wilde, Anna Margaret
- 5. What You Mean to Me - Christopher Wilde
- 6. Party Up - Stubby
- 7. Got to Believe Bonus Track - Christopher Wilde
- 8. Hero (Unplugged) - Christopher Wilde, Stubby
- 9. Something About the Sunshine - Anna Margaret
- 10. New Boyfriend - Anna Margaret
- 11. Welcome to Hollywood - Mitchel Musso
- 12. Make a Movie - Jasmine Sagginario
The soundtrack debuted at #98 on Billboard 200 chart with the sales of 8,257 copies. For the week ending of March 6, 2010, the soundtrack faced a surplus in sales, selling 19,058 copies (up 131 percent), it rose from #98 to #23 on Billboard 200 chart. The soundtrack has sold almost 58,000 copies so far.