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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

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A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

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Seriocomic story based on the memoir by Beverly Donofrio, the movie follows a young woman who finds her life radically altered by an event from her teen years. Born in 1950, Beverly grew up bright and ambitious in a working-class neighborhood in Connecticut; her father was a tough but good-hearted cop who listened to his daughter's problems, and her mother was a nervous woman eager to imagine the worst. From an early age, Beverly displays a keen intelligence and an interest in literature, and dreams of going to college in New York and becoming a writer. However, she also develops an early interest in boys, and at 15 finds herself madly in love with a boy from her high school. However, an attempt to get his attention leads to an embarassing incident at a party, and Ray, a sweet but thick-headed 18-year-old, steps forward to defend her. Beverly and Ray end up making out, and after one thing leads to another, Beverly discovers she's pregnant. Telling Ray is only marginally less difficult... Written by Anonymous

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One day can make your life; one day can ruin your life. All life is is four or five big days that change everything. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug and sexual content | See all certifications »

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19 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Los chicos de mi vida  »

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Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,404,652, 21 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,165,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,743,308
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Ironically, Steve Zahn (Ray) is a college graduate and Drew Barrymore (Bev) is a high school dropout, contrary to the characters they play in the film. See more »

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After Bev and Ray get out of the car to discuss Bev being pregnant, her necklace moves in and out of her sweater between shots. See more »

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[after Jason falls into a swimming pool and she is still holding him half in it]
Beverly: I promise from now on I'm going to be more attentive. DO you know what attentive means?
Jason (Age 6): No.
Beverly: OK. Do you know what responsible means?
Jason (Age 6): No.
[drops him back into water]
Beverly: Damn! I should've read to you more.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Would I Lie to You?
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart
Performed by The Eurythmics
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A Funny Yet Sad Movie.
19 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about Beverly Donofrio (Drew Barrymore) who's life is messed up when she gets pregnant from Ray Hasek (Steve Zahn). Now, Bev's life is turned upside down. She tries to get through the hard time while her best friend Fay (Brittany Murphy) sticks by her side. Her mother (Lorraine Bracco) and Father (James Woods) are very disappointed in her, and now she has decided to marry Ray. Sit back and listen to Beverly tell the story of her troubled life, where she finally found peace.

This was a great movie. It was really sad too. This was a good girl's movie, but also would be enjoyable to guys like me. I give Riding In Cars With Boys an 8 out of 10! :)


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