Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't participate in her world, "weirdos," clings to a quiet studious Jerry, who has the ability to make a choice of living in Pookie's private little world or be accepted by the society that Pookie rejects. Unwittingly, it is through their awkward relationship that Pookie actually prepares Jerry for the world of "weirdos" that she doesn't fit into or wish to be apart of. Written by
First love is beautiful hurt....if it happens to you once, you're lucky.
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In the original novel, the story takes place over three years. This was shortened to a single school year for the movie. See more
Takes place in Upstate New York over the course of an entire school year, yet the location is never snowy, even in December, when all the deciduous trees still have their leaves. See more
[seeing Pookie naked for the first time
Gee, Pookie, your body's just... beautiful.
Yeah? Well, I'd better get my beautiful ass into this beautiful bed, before it freezes off!
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