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William D. MacGillivray
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Twelve years old Sandy lives with her parents and two younger sisters on an idyllic ranch in Canada. However she's not quite happy: her parents keep on treating her like a child. One night her cousin Buck from America arrives in a fancy car for a surprise visit. She thinks he's attractive and would like to be close with him, but he considers her too young, too. Only some time later her family learns that Buck ran away from home and took his mother's car. Sandy would like to fly with him further on... Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
My American Cousin is a fun look at '50s teen life in Canada
Having just seen the disturbing '95 teen film Kids and then the '71 pre-teen coming of age romance Melody, I grabbed one of my brother's tapes and watched for the first time the Canadian coming-of-age movie from 1985 that takes place in the summer of '59, My American Cousin. The "My" of the title is one Sandy Wilcox (Margaret Langrick), a twelve-year-old going on thirteen tired of being treated like a child by her parents. Suddenly, a cousin from California named Butch (John Wildman) arrives to the surprise of her parents. During the day or so he stays, Butch takes Sandy and her friends for a ride while also heavily flirting with a girl named Shirley. I'll stop right there and say this was for the most part light-hearted and fun with great performances by both Langrick and Wildman. Worth seeking out if you see it in listed in an upcoming TV section of your local paper.
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