As Phyllis, a Beverly Hills housewife, is in the middle of a divorce, she tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter Hannah's Wilderness Girl troop. Among the girls are ... See full summary »
A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. They decide to sail it from the island of Ste. Pomme de Terre to Miami, and they sail with the assistance of Captain ... See full summary »
As Phyllis, a Beverly Hills housewife, is in the middle of a divorce, she tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter Hannah's Wilderness Girl troop. Among the girls are Tiffany, (who her father has to bribe to attend meetings, Emily (the daughter of an out of work actor, whose financial difficulties hinders her wanting to participate in certain activities), the neurotic Tessa (whose parents divorce has forced her into therapy twice a week), the hostile Chica (whose parents are too busy with their own lives to even remember her birthday), and Claire (the child star who see the wilderness girls as her chance to lead a "normal" life). Phyllis then begins to take the girls camping at a Beverly Hills hotel and earn patches relating to material things. The district leader, Velda, feels the troop should be disbanded. However, the head of the Wilderness girls organization believes that as long as Phyllis has taken an active interest in the girls, that is the only thing that's... Written by
This was Betty Thomas' [Velda Plendor] last role in a full-length feature film; she would later direct. See more »
At the patch ceremony Chica walks up to Phylis wearing patches. The Patches were not handed out until the next shot. See more »
[the girls have made a make-shift stretcher using some of their backpacks to carry Velda]
I knew I could count on you girls to do the right thing.
Oh, stop, or I'll bust out crying. I knew I could count on you *losers* to do the wimpy thing.
You need your rest.
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Cute enough and harmless enough to qualify as passable family entertainment, this movie aims for the kiddie humor, and succeeds. Shelley Long is a delight, and Craig T. Nelson portrays, well, Craig T. Nelson. This isn't great by any means, but high-spirited and upbeat.
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