MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 274 this week

The End of Innocence (1990)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 September 1991 (Australia)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 137 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 79 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
a list of 419 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 144 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 586 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
a list of 1648 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The End of Innocence (1990)

The End of Innocence (1990) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The End of Innocence.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A daydreaming businessman named Thelonius Pitt takes a vacation in the Redwood Forests of California. The morning after he arrives, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman named Melanie. She... See full summary »

Director: Terrell Tannen
Stars: Ned Beatty, Mia Sara, Michael Madsen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The widow's houseboy and the divorcee's chauffeur bet on which will bed the other's employer first.

Director: Paul Bartel
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A psychopath murders a man who was on his way to a job as a deputy sheriff in a small California coastal resort town. He takes on the deputy's identity and arrives in town to start his new ... See full summary »

Director: Rick King
Stars: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Rogers
Rough Draft (1998)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Wallace
Stars: Gary Busey, Michael Madsen, Arnold Vosloo
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Michael Madsen, Lisa Sinclair, Paul Leslie Disley
Almost Blue (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The young jazz saxophonist Morris Poole is at the height of his career. When his wife dies he is almost overcome by grief and blames himself. When after a while he finds a new love, he ends... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Michael Madsen, Lynette Walden, Garrett Morris
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Madsen plays an assassin who's hired to kill the woman he loves.

Director: David Wyles
Stars: Michael Madsen, Jennifer Tilly, Gary Busey
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Stars: Michael Madsen, Helen Slater, Jeffrey Tambor
Papertrail (1998)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Chris Penn, Jennifer Dale, Michael Madsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A girl discovers her father's secret, changing their lives forever.

Director: Robin P. Murray
Stars: Jo Anderson, Hoyt Axton, Jeannine Bisignano
My Sister Sam (1986–1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Comedy about a San Francisco photographer whose teenage sister comes to live with her from Oregon. Most of the action took place in the apartment where the older sister had her photography ... See full summary »

Stars: Pam Dawber, Jenny O'Hara, Joel Brooks
Short | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A beautiful couple are mysteriously transported to different lands by a mysterious woman who finally reveals herself and her true intentions in the middle of the desert.

Director: Jase Lindgren
Stars: Burt Grinstead, Emilia Sotelo, Caroline Palmour
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Stephanie
...
Dean
...
Dad
Lola Mason ...
Mom
...
Michael
Rebecca Schaeffer ...
Stephanie (18-25 years old)
...
Mrs. Yabledablov
...
Tiny
...
Honey
Eric Harrison ...
Sister
...
Leroy
...
Rabbi
...
Earl
Leslie A. Pam ...
Dr. Humphries
...
Nurse Bowlin
Edit

Storyline

Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers. Written by dwpollar

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 1991 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

El fin de la inocencia  »

Box Office

Gross:

$115,983 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

The Beat is in the Blood
Written by Fuzzbee Morse, Steve Gursky, David Andersen & Danny Gerous
Performed by Fuzzbee Morse, Steve Gursky, David Andersen & Danny Gerous
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Suffering from the 'need to please' syndrome, Cannon zaps her vivaciousness...
21 March 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Writer-director-star Dyan Cannon has just as much vitality and zest as any young starlet working today, and the wisdom she's acquired through the years is apparent in her softer, more pensive moments--an added plus. Yet in her autobiographical drama, "The End of Innocence", Cannon the writer never gets at the root of the central character's problem (doing things to please other people). Even though Cannon as an actress is still attractive, the woman she's playing here takes no shape; she's a bobble head doll. Personal projects can swing either way (remarkably reckless or too bland and safe), and I would have to say Cannon, at some point along in her journey, hedged her bets and decided to play it safe. "The End of Innocence" (terrible title!) is a thinly-structured film about one woman's strength through independence, but Cannon doesn't need to apologize to anyone for being herself, nor for having faults or for not always being a saint. Her sense of nostalgia in the flashback bits is fun and well-meaning, but here is where she gives the narrative her only passion. The modern-day scenes have no drive--there doesn't seem to be a script to work from--and the quick cuts and tricks cannot camouflage the fact the material just wasn't strong enough. One likes (or wants to like) Cannon right off the mark, but she attempts to submerge her own personality with this material. Wistful is fine, frazzled is better, but a benumbed Dyan Cannon is an automatic anticlimax. *1/2 from ****


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Brilliant and Healing b4insf
DVD? hmservant
Discuss The End of Innocence (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?