Starlet is a surprisingly engaging movie that you think you’re going to hate. It deals with a 21-year-old aspiring actress who, through various machinations, befriends an elderly widow who is a snot. The name of the movie refers to the dog, who turns out to be a male, as opposed to our lead character Jane, plain Jane she’s not, as she turns out to be a porn star. If Dree Hemingway, who plays Jane, is the great granddaughter of Ernest and the daughter of Mariel, who’s breakout film was Star 80 the Dorothy Stratten story, I guess it gives her some credentials; she’s certainly skinny. The film draws you in against your best interest, as it seems very amateurish and stupid at the beginning, and it would have been better called Secrets than Starlet, but it’s surprisingly watchable. Three stars.