A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith. Written by
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The position of the orange bag and the blue bag which Amanda Jones puts in her gym locker when confronted by Hardy Jenns. See more »
This is one of those films which creeps up on you.
On the surface, it is a romantic cliche, but it is extremely well done. The main characters, especially Watts (a very young Mary Stuart Masterson), turn in superb performances, and lift this way above the ordinary.
Good comic-relief from the support cast - watch especially for the scenes with Keith's sister Laura, and the one between Watts and her admirer - which is a real hoot!
For sheer romantic escapism, this film is close enough to perfect. And can be seen over and over.
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