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7 May 1999 (USA) See more »
The story of three young women who are good friends, helping each other in their struggle to become adults. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ione Skye ... Rebecca

Lumi Cavazos ... Laura

Amanda De Cadenet ... Jennifer

Steven Schub ... Donnie

Rustam Branaman ... Dave
Steve Jones ... Nick
Barry Del Sherman ... Ken

Corey Page ... Andrew

Tara Subkoff ... Daphne

Karen Black ... Aunt Eloise
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clifton Collins Jr.
Patrick Firpo ... Rebbeca's Father

Daniel Louis Rivas ... Rico
Karen Eleanor Wight ... Waitress (as Karen Wight)

Directed by
Linda Kandel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Linda Kandel  writer

Produced by
Crocker Coulson .... producer
Josie Wechsler .... co-producer
Original Music by
Steven Hufsteter  (as Steven Medina Hufsteter)
Cinematography by
François Dagenais 
Film Editing by
Jane Pia Abramowitz 
Production Design by
Thomas Thurnauer 
Production Management
Dawn Stewart .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Benson .... first assistant director: San Francisco
Zoe R. Cassavetes .... assistant director (as Zoe Cassavetes)
Sound Department
Jack Lindauer .... sound
Troy Swezey .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Arnold .... second assistant camera
Dimitris Bogiantzis .... gaffer
William Hall .... grip
Conrad Hunziker III .... first assistant camera
Ioannis Samaras .... gaffer
John Samaras .... additional gaffer (as Yiannis Samaras)
Roberto Schein .... key grip
Editorial Department
Ken Van Deest .... colorist
Music Department
Steven Argila .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Scott Pearlman .... location manager
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Rated R for strong sexuality, language and a rape scene
94 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Healthy women undone by the unhealthy choices they make., 31 August 2002
Author: scrutiny from Jersey City, NJ

Mascara is one of those vanity projects which look and sound good on paper, a movie to be written and directed by a woman, starring three talented women which will explore the trials and tribulations of women...well you get my drift.

Anyway this is a story about three women and the lives they lead and how it affects their family and you know, this is pretty standard, paint by numbers kind of stuff which Ms. Kandell doesn't leave too much new interpretation for.

The most that can said about this venture is that it was shot well but the queasy obviousness of the handheld, 'let me be of the moment' shot compositions torpedoed this overwrought affair even before the credits rolled out.

The songs on the soundtrack had that god awful stench of leftover material that Eric Schaeffer, star, writer, and director Fall, (which Amanda De Cadanet was the lead in), decided to leave on the cutting room floor.

Am I stretching here? Probably but at least I'm admitting it and not pushing it on late night cable viewers in the form of this wispy enterprise.

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