“Wish Upon a Star” is an underrated classic from 1996 and now it’s been added to Netflix.
If, for some reason, that’s not enough to convince you to watch this gem keep reading.
1. This is the first time that the “Freaky Friday” idea has been applied to sisters.
Alexia (Heigl) is the older sister. She’s popular, she’s stacked, and she has the perfect boyfriend. Hayley (Harris) is the brainy younger sister who makes a wish to trade places with her older sister. What could go wrong?
2. That 90’s fashion.
Belly baring crop tops and knee high socks aren’t a new trend. But this movie documents all of the mid-nineties styles from preppy to grunge and back again.
3. Metallic Makeup.
Speaking of 90’s fashion - the amount of metallic makeup in this film is off the hook.
4. It has some seriously impressive CG Graphics.
5. It has a well-rounded representation of high school students.
This movie has a variety of characters. Smart girl in advanced classes? Check. Popular cliques? Check. “Dumb” girl who wishes she wasn’t? Check. Jock boyfriend? Check. Creepy older men who are hitting on an underage student? You betcha.
6. It is Katherine Heigl’s defining role.
Heigl showcases her comedy chops in this movie. Paving the way for a future in romantic comedies.