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Girl (1998)

R  |   |  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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Todd Sparrow
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Darcy
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Kevin
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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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After a football is thrown at Richard and Greg in the cafeteria, Dominique Swain's stand-ins face is visible instead of her own. See more »

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Todd: [sitting down at the piano] :... I wanna play something for you. It's not finished yet, but... I don't know, I just kinda want you to...
Andrea: [thinking] ... get naked?
Todd: ...hear it anyway.
[Todd starts singing 4 lines of a sad song]
Andrea: [thinking] He sang with passion, he sang with pain...
[Todd finished singing]
Andrea: [thinking] ... he sang for about 20 seconds!
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trite and poorly executed
13 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The story had a lot of potential, however, director Kahn's scatter-brained approach leaves the audience not knowing how to react. Is it a black comedy? No, because it isn't particularly ironic, dark, or clever. Is it a coming-of-age story? No, because the experiences of Andrea Marr are so unrealistic and therefore unrelatable to the average 18-year-old high-school girl.

Let's start off with the fact that some big-shot rock star (Sean Patrick Flanery) falls in love with prudish nerd Andrea (Dominique Swain). Hunh? Their "love affair" is the focal point of the movie, but because the characters are so poorly developed we don't know why they're supposedly in love in the first place. One minute Andrea's a straight-A student headed for Brown University, the next she's hanging out with "street people" and has rock stars falling in love with her? There's absolutely no exposition. It just "happens" and the audience is supposed to buy it.

Anyone who's actually gone to a real American high school knows that nerds do not hang out with the punks, goths or art kids. Yet Andrea manages to infiltrate the "cool" scene and is admired within it. Give me a break.

This is probably one of Swain's worst performances. She is twitchy and has no chemistry with Flanery. Her facial expressions are all wrong in many scenes (the crying scene with her dad comes to mind). The most outstanding performance is, believe it or not, from Tara Reid. Her character had some emotional depth and you wanted to find more about her, her background, family, etc. Andrea, meanwhile, is just... a groupie. You don't feel empathy OR sympathy for her. You just wish she'd go away and find a decent hairstyle. Flanery comes off as a block of wood, as usual.

Worst of all, the music sucked. Todd Sparrow's scenes onstage were overindulgent, and expectedly so since apparently the music is by the director himself. He sounds a lot like the singer from Creed, so consider yourself warned.

I'm sorry to say there is very little redeeming quality to this movie. The script was awful, as was the direction and principal acting.


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