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Paula E. Sheppard,
A restless and abrasive young woman eschews the affections of a sensitive young portrait artist, preferring to chase punk singers in a misguided desire for fame and fortune in New York's Greenwich Village. Written by
Rick Ferncase <email@example.com>
The film was selected to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982. The movie is one of the first American independent films to be selected to show in the main competition at Cannes. Some reports maintain that the picture was the very first to do this. See more »
After Wren's landlady hears someone breaking into Wren's apartment while watching TV, she runs out into hall and suddenly has smears of white beauty creme under each eye. See more »
Cuz I'm not settin' foot in New Jersey again. Ever.
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I don't care what the naysayers below think. I like this little film.
And I think the soundtrack blows the pants off of Penelope Spheeris' "Decline of Western Civilization" that was released not too long before this one. I'd love to find the "Smithereens" soundtrack on CD!
Both this and "...Civilization" deal with the U.S. punk culture of the early 80s with this film clearly being the better of the two, imo. Saw 'em both at the same time.
Great little story with a good feel for New York of the early 1980s, and the shallowness of the scene during that time. It really depicted what a loserville the place really was.
I really felt for the Wren character and the rejection she continually faced, much of which was her own doing. She should have went back to New Jersey and made something of herself.
Btw, whatever happened to Susan Berman, anyway? Why hasn't she done more films?
my imbd rating: 7 out of 10
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