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A Girl's Own Story (1986)

A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years, using their daughters to talk across the table ... See full summary »

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Gabrielle Shornegg ...
Pam
Geraldine Haywood ...
Stella
Marina Knight ...
Gloria
John Godden ...
Graeme
Joanne Gabbe ...
Sister
Colleen Fitzpatrick ...
Mother
Paul Chubb ...
Father
Jane Edwards ...
Deidre
Cynthia Turner ...
Nun 1
Valda Diamond ...
Nun 2
Katharine Cullen ...
Little Pam
Jordi Austin ...
School Girl
Jeanette Blake ...
School Girl
Jennifer Blake ...
School Girl
Dorothy Blaney ...
School Girl
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A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years, using their daughters to talk across the table to each other. Gloria wants to play games with her boyfriend Graeme and ends up pregnant after a kissless, passionless introduction to sex. Stella becomes popular and puts her friendship with Pam on hold. Meanwhile, Pam's father and other predatory men lurk in the shadows around the girls. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A 14-year-old Nicole Kidman was offered a role in the film, after Jane Campion discovered her at a drama school. This film would have been Kidman's first professional acting, but dropped out because she found the material too explicit. Campion and Kidman would later collaborate on numerous projects, and Kidman once performed a kissing scene from this film at an award show, with Naomi Watts, to state how much she regretted turning this film down. See more »

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Amusing, heartbreaking, and emotionally true
18 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Funny and tragic stories of schoolgirls who maintain a precarious balance between kissing pictures of the Beatles and committing incest, between childhood and adulthood. Beautiful use of space heaters. The print I saw had muddy sound, though, so I had to strain to hear in some parts.


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