10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ...
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Mary Stuart Masterson,
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10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans for leaving and she finally does so together with her childlike (mentally ill) friend Ricky. Written by
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My mother lived in one world. I was always looking for another.
Once I tried to squeeze down a rabbit hole.
[fire department arriving]
Then I tried digging all the way to China.
That's when I learned a mysterious electric force protected the center of the Earth. Then I tried to make the carpet from the front hall fly me to Persia.
I always wish for the same two things, which are really only one thing. I want something magical to happen to me. And I wanted my mother to ...
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I didn't mean the summary title to say that there'd be lots of nudity in this movie; what I meant was that this movie reveals a lot of what many people still have - a fear of the unknown. This can be seen when Gwen Frankovitz (Masterson) has to take charge of her sister Harriet (Wood ) when their mother dies, and when Harriet befriends a mentally-retarded adult (Bacon) with whom she intends to run away with. The toll of having to take care of a ten-year-old child combined with her unpreparedness for it and her relationship with her boyfriend makes for a stressful home, thus making Harriet want to leave home even more. But it is Harriet's relationship with Ricky that is the most heartwarming. Only a child like her can see through the exterior and love what's inside, which leads to some heart-tugging scenes later in the movie.
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