My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

My_stepmother_is_an_alienBy Scott Goldfine

Dan Aykroyd is a scientist in search of extraterrestrial life who encounters heavenly Kim Basinger in the wacky comedy “My Stepmother Is an Alien.” The film serves up the familiar theme of an outsider being won over by the “human element.”

While Aykroyd plays it mostly straight, Basinger steals the show. She augments her beauty with a keen sense of comedy to make the picture worthwhile. Directed by former actor Richard Benjamin, “Stepmother” also stars Jon Lovitz and Seth Green. Rated PG-13.

GRADE: C+

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