Life-Size: An American Classic

I’m not really sure why, but “Be A Star” just popped into my head the other day while I was cleaning my room. I know, it’s kind of an epic thought for such a mundane task. I wasn’t just thinking about being a star, of course. I was thinking about the song in Life-Size, everyone’s favorite Disney movie from 2000 starring Lindsay Lohan and Tyra Banks.

In case you haven’t seen it – which you definitely should – Lindsay Lohan plays this little girl named Casey Stuart. One day, while trying to resurrect her mother with a simple spell, it goes all sorts of wrong and she makes her doll Eve come to life (a typical coming of age story, I know). Tyra Banks plays Eve, this naive doll who’s full of life and just wants to kick it as a human.

Eve knows how to dress for any occasion and she loves to sing. While the plot has all sorts of dark twists and turns, which you should definitely check out on your own time, this song ‘Be A Star’ is an immediate must listen. It’s inspirational.

The ballad (if I may call it that) has simple yet important messages for young women. Playing this song also seems to turn people on, as you’ll see in the video.

Please feel free analyze the lyrics below or use them to sing from at your leisure:

Be A Star:
Eve’s great, no matter where she goes
Dress her up from her head to her toes
On the town, at the ball
Eve loves high fashion
After dark at the club
She’ll spend the whole night dancing

Shine bright, shine bright
Don’t be shy, be a star
Where you live, where you are
Shout it out, be a star
Shine bright, shine far
Be a star

Where you live, where you are
Be a star
Shine bright, shine bright,
Don’t be shy, be a star
Where you live, where you are
Be a star

Shine bright, shine far
Be a star
Where you live, where you are
Be a star
Shine bright, shine far
Don’t be shy, be a star

Lyrics via

  • Jenny David

    No… way!!! I remember getting this on VHS for my birthday, hating the idea of it, and then finally after a few years I watched it and was pleasantly surprised! It’s just enjoyable, really.
    Thankyou for bringing this back!!
    “Show me your hundred-watt smile!”

  • Lauren Nespoli

    haha, I’ve definitely seen this movie multiple times! Not recently, but I can still sing that song!

  • Katie Schultz

    I was just remembering this movie a couple of weeks ago!! It used to be one of my Disney Channel favorites, along with Smart House.

    • Caitlin Fitzgibbons

      Smart House is another incredible movie and I love the B*Witched dance scene.

  • Filleosophy

    This song is oddly infectious. I sing it from time to time and my boyfriend will groan and be like, “… Isn’t that from that movie you made me watch about the doll?” YES. YES, IT IS.

  • Anna Isenhower

    I sing this all the time. After reading this, I now feel a little less weird. Thank you.

  • Nina Concepción

    YESSS!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!! My sisters and I spent countless summer afternoons years ago singing and wishing we were Tyra Banks (thank goodness we grew out of that….) Love this so much.

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  • Ashley Nicole Joyner

    om this song has been stuk in my head forever! this movie made me cry!lol..smh..

  • Rachel Curtiss

    AHHH!!! I love this MOVIE! and I have this song memorized…nbd

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