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Robert B. Martin Jr.
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
I read the book Girl (and loved it) before I saw this movie, so when I rented it I already knew that there would be certain things about it that would bug me. But I don't understand how anyone could like this movie, regardless of how much they disregarded the plot line and everything the book was about.
I definitely understand how it would be difficult to turn this book into a movie, as it goes from the beginning of Andreas sophomore year to the end of her senior year, and there really isn't a set plot line. It's simply about her life, and how she grows and changes just as everybody does in the real world.
The movie starts out with her in her senior year, and the main character Andrea is really nothing like she is in the book. She's just... annoying.
Todd Sparrow seemed kind of old, and I couldn't really find much charm in him. Their relationship with formula and not very interesting.
Also, when you see this movie Andrea constantly talks about groupies, and how she never understood them, but then she became one and how great it was. Like, how it was some huge step in her life, becoming the groupie of this guy in some band who wasn't even that interesting.
I never thought that being a groupie was some great, liberating thing. I'm not dissing groupies or anything, but the way Andrea goes on about it is a little weird. She just seems kind of slutty and clingy in this movie, and, well, it's a bit difficult to watch.
There are many things I could say about this formulated, clichéd, so-so acted and so-bad-its-kind-of-funny movie, but I guess I'll leave it up for the viewer to decide.
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