Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The ... See full summary »
Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.
Adam Weber is the child of an eccentric inventor and his wife. Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers in their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam Weber must venture out into Los Angeles and obtain food and supplies for his family. He meets Eve, who reluctantly agrees to help him out. Written by
All of the "valuable" baseball cards in Adams collection are actually inexpensive modern reprints from the 1980's and 90's. See more »
When Adam is breaking the news to his father about the Soviet Union's collapse, Calvin refers to the USSR as "an evil empire". The phrase wasn't used to describe the Soviet Union until the Reagan presidency, in 1983. See more »
[the doors have unlocked, and Helen and Adam are thrilled; Calvin slightly less so]
Do we just go on up?
No, son. Now is the time we must be at our most cautious. We wait for night.
[Helen, realizing Adam has heard her, immediately covers her mouth]
Helen Thomas Webber! Maybe we have been down here a little too long. Pardon her French, son.
"Shit" is French?
Well, it's archaic French. It's a sixteenth century colloquialism, meaning, roughly, good.
Your father's right.
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..."Blast" would have likely won. It boasts excellence in all aspects of the film from story to casting to acting to sets to costumes, music, etc. This tight, creative, unpretentious, and lightly romantic comedy romp between a hip "new millennium" chick and an old fashioned stuck-in-a-fallout-shelter-for-35-years guy is a breath of fresh Hollywood air deserving of it's critical acclaim.
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