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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)

Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

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Evie Spangler
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Tina Spangler
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Cal Spangler
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Laurie Walsh
Karen Trumbo ...
Jane Walsh
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Rachel Spangler
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Adam Spangler (as Zach Sherman)
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Ray Hood
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Grandma Spangler
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Karen Gotarus
Tyler Gannon ...
Melody
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Dr. Ross
Joe Ivy ...
Dr. Warsaw
Rebecca Nachison ...
Mrs. Knapp
Jan Brehm ...
Mrs. Crawley
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Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn her world apart, her pregnancy could re-unite her shattered family and help her find her true purpose in life. Written by Anonymous

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Ray has a cigarette tucked behind his right ear while talking to Tina about going back to football. In the very next shot the cigarette has disappeared. In the next shot it is there again. See more »

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Evie: He's sixteen, what he's gonna do, take her away on his skateboard?
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Referenced in Bobcat Goldthwait: You Don't Look the Same Either. (2012) See more »

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Good Movie To Show TeenAgers
21 February 1999 | by See all my reviews



This is a pretty good movie and an excellent movie to show to teenagers who thinks they are ready for a baby.

Fifteen & Pregnant stars Kirsten Dunst (Interview With The Vampire) as Tina, a 15 year old girl who thinks she has the perfect life. Parents she occasionally gets along with, a lot of friends to hang out with, and a boyfriend she loves and who acts like he loves her back. Then the unexpected happens. She gets pregnant. Then her whole life is changed forever. Her mother played by Park Overall (Empty Nest) doesn't want to give it up for adoption but isn't too thrilled with the idea of her keeping it either. Her father, who is trying to be forgiven for an affair is supportive of Tina, mainly cause he doesn't really know what else to do. Her brother and sister are embarrassed by her. Her so called boyfriend is more like a wolf in sheep's clothing. She has a friend, who is single and a little older than her and has a baby. Her friend can see Tina has no idea what she's getting herself into.

As I've said, the movie is a good movie to show to a teenager who thinks they are ready for a baby. The performances are good, especially from Park Overall and Kirsten Dunst. I only have two problems with this movie. First is that none of the characters are very likable. Even Tina the main character. She's a real bitc* to anyone who looks at her wrong and I had a hard time feeling sorry for her and feeling anything for her really. I wanted to slap her a few times. Park Overall's character is also a bit hard to like.

The second thing I don't like is that the first hour and a half of the movie is very believable but during the last 1/2 hour it loses its realism and goes for the happy ending where everyone is suddenly happy and everyone is one big perfect happy family. It's as if the past hour and a half never happened and everyone changes personalities overnight.

Grade wise I'd have to give it a C+ for lack of sympathy for any of the characters and the ending.


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