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Darcy, editor at her high school paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep ... See full summary »

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Darcy, editor at her high school paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. Neither Darcy's mother, who was left by her husband and had to bring up Darcy alone, nor Stan's Catholic parents are very supportive and urge them to have an abortion or give up for adoption respectively. However Darcy's and Stan's love is so intense, they could imagine to have a baby, but this would mean to give up their college careers. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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Okay but uneven
14 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is a sweet romantic comedy about teen pregnancy. Unfortunately it is a bit uneven. Funny, then drama, then complicated. The characters are well played in each part.

I remember sitting in the theater watching this. During the first half of the movie, it's quite sweet and more than a little humorous, but then, about the time of the baby's birth, the tone takes a drastic and sudden downturn. It seemed to me that someone from some parents league had cornered the director and said something like, "If you make a light-hearted comedy about pregnant teens, then teens all over America are going to think it's fun to have a baby... Why not show some of the problems young couples with children have to face?" The second part of the movie piles on so much trouble, misfortune and drama that it seems like some kind of Lifetime docudrama. So much in their young lives goes wrong that in order to have an acceptable ending, too much has to go right all at once. The ending just doesn't seem believable because it is such a sudden jump from the end of the second act.

I liked the characters, who remained believable throughout the various situations. The plot and direction could have been worked out a bit more carefully.


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