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A Reason to Believe (1995)

R | | Drama | 27 October 1995 (USA)
A popular girl on campus, Charlotte, attends a wild party while her boyfriend Wesley is out of town. When she realizes she has become too drunk, she leaves the party. But Jim, who she ... See full summary »

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Charlotte Byrne
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Wesley
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Linda Perryman
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Potto
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Alison
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Dean Kirby
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Constance
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Eric Sayles
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Freddy
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A popular girl on campus, Charlotte, attends a wild party while her boyfriend Wesley is out of town. When she realizes she has become too drunk, she leaves the party. But Jim, who she danced with at the party soon joins her and she becomes forced into a sexual encounter. Feeling ashamed and self-blame, it is difficult for her to find the courage to speak out. When she does, many of her friends do not believe her. Meanwhile, Jim honestly does not think what happened that night was rape. But as members of his own fraternity and campus feminist groups begin to unpiece the grey areas, the ensuing experience challenges the trust and friendship of college students who thought they would be friends forever. Written by <cfskip@aol.com>

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Sometimes the people you know the best are the ones you can trust the least.

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, substance abuse and a rape | See all certifications »

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27 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Ta kalytera mas hronia  »

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Before Holly Marie Combs decides to get hot and heavy she pulls his shorts down to his ankles. The next scene we see her ripping a condom open with her teeth and he is again wearing shorts while laying back on a table. See more »

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Sincere but superficial.
16 March 2000 | by (Charlottesville, VA) – See all my reviews

A sweet college girl (Allison Smith) is raped by a chauvinistic frat brat (Jay Underwood), subsequently she fights for justice; but in doing so, she loses her boyfriend and friends, and faces the skepticism of the student body and staff.

Sincere but superficial handling of an important, pressing social problem: date rape, and the boundaries in which it lies. Film is done in by its predictability and stereotypical characterizations.

**1/2 out of ****.


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