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Old Enough (1984)

 -  Drama  -  24 August 1984 (USA)
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The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting,... See full summary »

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Cast

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Lonnie
Rainbow Harvest ...
Karen
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Johnny
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Diane
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Mr. Bruckner
Susan Kingsley ...
Mrs. Bruckner
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Carla
Fran Brill ...
Mrs. Sloan
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Mr. Sloan
Anne Pitoniak ...
Katherine
Charlie Willenger ...
Danny
Michael Monetti ...
Mikey
Manny Jacobs ...
Jimmy
Gina Battist ...
Marlene (as Gina Batiste)
Paul Butler ...
Security guard
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The 12 years old well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite occupancies, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school and lying to the parent about it, but confessing to the priest later. But Karen also learns some honesty from Lonnie. A film about social differences and growing up. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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24 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Jackals  »

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Alyssa Milano's film debut. See more »

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Karen: Your bananas is rotten, and this whole dinner stinks!
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Honest exploration of friendship and loyalty
30 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a rare gem, one that isn't afraid to confront what it means to grow up in 80s America. Set in 80s New York, Silver has lensed an astonishingly authentic view of childhood, surprisingly devoid of sentimentality. She isn't afraid to paint life in realist tones, often shocking the audience with the intrusion of adult behavior upon the young protagonist's life. The issue of class difference is central to the film's development of the two main characters Sarah and Kare; the former a rich Upper East-side innocent; the latter a brash, precocious Italian-Catholic schoolgirl. Yes, this treatment of the different class systems seems rather trite at first, but the complexities of the characters are mapped through until the sombre end, which is a refreshing change from the feel-good nonsense made by Disney et al. This independent film could have been a Disney film; thank Mickey Mouse it wasn't. A testament to the true spirit of independent cinema in the 80s.


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