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Ripe (1996)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2 May 1997 (USA)
When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a... See full summary »

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Pete
Ron Brice ...
Ken
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Janet Wyman
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Jimmy
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Colonel Wyman
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Dave
Curtis McClarin ...
H (as Curtis McLarin)
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When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army base, who takes them in. While Violet falls for him, Rosie becomes increasingly angry and hostile, and the sisters' childhood bond is eventually destroyed forever. Written by Babydoll xxx

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No one stays innocent forever.

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Rated R for sexuality involving youg teens, language, and some violence

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When pete is shot, he is still clearly breathing as you see his chest move. See more »

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Young Violet: [poking a stick at a pair of bugs] Die! Die! Die! Die!
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Boring and ultimately pointless...
26 April 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

After watching Ripe, I'm left feeling cheated of one and one-half hours of my life. The movie gets off to a confusing start, and goes downhill from there. The two young female stars of the film (Monica Keena, Daisy Eagan) are difficult to watch, the sets are hideous, and there is no feeling of genuine chemistry between any of the characters.

As for plot: forget it. The film is comprised primarily of silly episodes that do not serve to develop the characters or their relationships. From the beginning, we see that Rosie (Eagan) is seriously disturbed and dominating and that Violet (Keena) is submissive if slightly more cunning than her tomboy sister. These characters do not change one iota during the course of the film. When the story line isn't bogged down with mind-numbing predictability, it's busy being disgusting - focusing on unsavory body functions.

Perhaps the most irritating facet of this movie is the army base on which most of the action takes place. I understand that the US military has suffered some steep budget cuts over the last seven years, but I doubt that any army base in the nation is as poor-looking or completely lacking in discipline and protocol as the one depicted in this film.


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