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The Smokers (2000)

 -  Drama  -  5 March 2000 (USA)
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Three rebellious teenage girls decide to even the score in the battle of the sexes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jefferson Roth
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Karen Carter
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Lisa Stockwell
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Jeremy (as Nicholas Loeb)
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David
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Dan
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Christopher
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Lincoln Roth
Tell Draper ...
Todd Manning
Ryan Sasson ...
Ryan
Oniel Tutein ...
Christopher's Boyfriend
Paul Aber ...
Mr. Carter
Mary Jo Faraci ...
Mrs. Carter
John Loeb Jr. ...
Mr. John Stockwell (as Ambassador John Loeb Jr.)
Kristena Farrell ...
Mrs. Stockwell
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Looking back a few years later, Jefferson Roth tells the story of the last few weeks of her senior year at a Wisconsin boarding school when she and two girl friends, the naive Lisa and the outrageous Karen, use a pistol to turn the tables on men (boys, really) who make them feel weak, put upon, and desired only as sex objects. They stage a sexual assault on David, who's been hot and cold toward Lisa. Meanwhile, each of the three keeps trying to find love even while Karen wants to attack others: Jefferson falls for a cowboy singer, ignoring a boy she grew up with, Jeremy, who likes her; Lisa tries again to reach David; Karen puts herself at risk with an older man. Can it end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Looking for love, they called it a revolution... See more »

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Rated R for sexuality, violence, language and drug use involving teens | See all certifications »
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5 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Jefferson: Do you like being a modern woman Karen?
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heavy irony, heavy makeup
22 June 2002 | by (NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

I think this movie is laden with heavyhanded irony; while a lot of it is

inexplicable, poorly edited and just plain strange, the main thing I

took away from it was that while these girls thought they were starting

a "revolution", they were only hurting themselves.

Case in point; the girls try to get back at Guy #1 by trying to force

sex on him at gunpoint. It fails, but they think it was a success. The

rest of the males in town think it's hot, and want it to happen to them.

A couple of more feeble attempts are made at controlling males at

gunpoint, but also fail miserably. Instead of realizing that they are

getting into these situations themselves, and allowing themselves to be

used by guys, they get even angrier at the men of the world.

The whole dynamic of the girls' lives seems to be that they are rich

prep-school stoners who dress flamboyantly and have rigid, antiseptic

relationships with their parents. The decor of their rooms and the decor

of the girls themselves is probably monstrously tacky on purpose; not

meant to be taken literally. It sort of shows you what's in their heads;

fluff, feathers, glitter and smoke.

In their desperate attempt to be feminist/radical/revolutionaries who

defend the honor of women everywhere, they take the completely wrong

path and wind up raped, messed up and worse. They allowed themselves to

be used, and then got furious at the men for using them. They handled

the whole thing in a childish, super-hero-wannabe way. And they paid for

it.

I think Thora Birch looked cute in those goofy getups. Even though her

character made little or no sense. I saw her as the ultimate

rich-kid-acting-out-against-parental-control archetype. And her

now-learned sister gives her a nice life lesson


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