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Whatever (1998)

 -  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 ...
Martin
Dan Montano ...
Zak
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John Woods
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Eddie
Tony Torn ...
Mr. Stanley
Trey Compton ...
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Joe Mantragna ...
Chris
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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10 July 1998 (USA)  »

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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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New Jersey [played by] West Virginia See more »

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In The City
Written by Paul Weller
Performed by The Jam
Courtesy of Polydor Limited
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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"whatever." more like "pfft."
4 December 1998 | by (California) – See all my reviews

an incredibly mediocre film trying to pass as some sort of semi-biographical coming of age story. all i got was a hollow script oozing with negativity and no storyline. not one likeable character in it either. first film in awhile that i actually considered walking out on and i sincerely did not think i was going to miss anything by doing so, but i humored my friend and stayed till the end of the picture. it's ironic that the film's title reflects my (and my friend's) attitude towards it. just seems like there's nothing to remember it by. nothing special about it. considering this is susan skoog's first feature film i can understand the quality to some extent, but that's no excuse.


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