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Girl (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  16 May 1998 (France)
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A straight-A teen explores Seattle's rock scene.

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Andrea Marr
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Darcy
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Carla Sparrow (as Portia Di Rossi)
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Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to local rock singer Tod Sparrow and learn more about the life of one who follows a touring band along with her new friends aspiring rock star wannabee Cybil, outgoing fellow groupie Rebecca, and music critic Kevin. Written by Matthew Patay

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some teen alcohol and drug use | See all certifications »
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While Andrea is dancing during The Badheads/Thriftstore Apocalypse first song, Cybil's lips don't match up with the vocals she is supposedly singing. See more »

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Andrea: [thinking] I was such a bitch! I can't believe I did that... to my friend! I felt so guilty, I felt so bad!... I felt like trying to find Todd!
[walking away from school]
Andrea: [thinking] Ok, so what if it was a one-night stand! Couldn't we still be friends? And if we were friends... couldn't we maybe have sex again?
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One Step Forward
Written by Jon Kahn (as Jonathan Kahn)
Performed by The Jon Kohn Band
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Threeway
10 July 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

The setup is all too familiar: we have a girl who wonders about life. She has sex, is disappointed in love (always mildly by our measures) and thus "grows up."

Its a persistent fiction that is glued into filmdom and god knows how many lives it has bent.

But as these go, this one isn't as tendentious as the others. I think that's because of the triple narrative structure.

The main narrative is the girl (here Dominique Swain fresh from "Lolita"), who tells us what is going on in her mind. Thhings like "I wish I could grow up." Sometimes her narration is her thoughts in the story rather than over it, such as when she says something polite but is thinking something rude.

The second narrative is the story we see of course. Naturally, all the sex is akin to dreamy cuddling.

The third narrative is embedded in the story, the narrative of incisive rock songs. Indeed, they are rock songs about the very stuff of the story and inspired by the story itself. The three are woven together, each commenting on the other.

Few young viewers will notice, but this is pretty sophisticated storytelling. Even though every thing in it is empty and borrowed, the whole seems much fresher.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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