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Whatever (1998)

R  |   |  Drama  |  10 July 1998 (USA)
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A teen faces her impending adulthood in the carefree sex and drug revolution years of the early 80's prior to fears of AIDS. She lives with her bitter, divorced mother and her sadistic kid ... See full summary »

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Anna Stockard
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Brenda Talbot
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Mr. Chaminski
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Carol Stockard
Marc Riffon ...
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Dan Montano ...
Zak
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Tony Torn ...
Mr. Stanley
Trey Compton ...
Sam
Joe Mantragna ...
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Matt Rumbaugh ...
Tony
Jim Neville ...
Rob
Garret Spencer ...
Joe
Destiny Matranga ...
Lynn
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A teen faces her impending adulthood in the carefree sex and drug revolution years of the early 80's prior to fears of AIDS. She lives with her bitter, divorced mother and her sadistic kid brother. Looking forward to a life based on her passion for art, she nevertheless gets in with the partying crowd which causes her to miss deadlines and poor grades which jeapordizes her future. Ultimately she ends up losing her virginity to an older artist wanna-be who she has had a long standing crush on. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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1981. In an era of just say no, they said yes.

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Rated R for pervasive teen drug and alcohol use, language including sexual dialogue, sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »
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$46,347 (USA) (10 July 1998)

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$307,037 (USA) (16 October 1998)
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Sam can be seen in at least two scenes wearing Batman: The Animated Series pajamas. BTAS debuted in 1992. Whatever takes place in 1981. See more »

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The filmmakers would like to express their deepest gratitude and thanks to all who gave their time, their artistry, their technical abilities, their equipment, their clothes, their homes, their furniture, their cars, their food, their pets, their children, their offices, their copy machines, their phones, their pillows and blankets, their credit limits, their lungs, their patience, their marriages, their political influence, their good reputations, their physical health and most of all their good will that made the production of this film possible. See more »

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References Batman: The Animated Series (1992) See more »

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Gimme Danger
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26 December 2004 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie during the preparation for broadcast at editing machines and during the dead period of night, somewhere around 3-4 in the morning and I think it's a brilliant example of auteur conceptually clean peace of work, visually balanced and with realistic atmosphere shots, especially during parties. It's female movie, and that's also what I like, so I can explain the lack of strong point, so usual in man movie making business. The plot is about growing and search for identity in confusing and ruthless capitalism. Under the shiny surface there are always confused kids entering in world of grownups and so aware of all filthy things they folks do. They don't know what is good or wrong any more, easily misunderstand and lost. Although, I could be pain in the ass and search for dramatic holes and some cliché in portrait of some of the characters. Some of them are more types then characters – example – Art professor is type of looser in the world of art, and boldly enthusiastically supportive for Anne but hardly expresses any of his goals, his own characteristics. But those are small lacks.

Definitely worth seeing.


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