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Skipped Parts (2000)

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An ungrounded young mother and her thoughtful teenage son are banished to a remote provincial town by a domineering father.

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It's 1963. Poor little rich girl Lydia and her 14-year-old love-child Sam are banished from North Carolina while her powerful father runs for governor. They end up in Wyoming where she parties and Sam finds he's one of only two Grosvant High School students who read. Maurey is the other, a pre-pubescent girl wanting to discover what sex is about. She and Sam set out to learn with help from Lydia, who tells them it stops when Maurey has her first period. Trouble is, pregnancy comes first. In this small town, what can Maurey do, and will Sam have any say? Meantime, Hank Elkrunner, a Blackfoot, falls for the feckless Lydia, while her dictatorial dad keeps tabs on them all from afar. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexual situations, some involving young teens, and for language | See all certifications »

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Gerald Lenton-Young (Coach Howard Stebbens) was the drama teacher at the high school used in the film. See more »

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Maury says that if Sam has to go to military school, in 4 years he will be 18 and can do whatever he wants. But the age of legal majority was 21 in 1963, and wasn't lowered to 18 until 1971. See more »

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Sam Callahan: If a person goes to Hell for not finishing a tuna croquette, I think I lost my salvation a long time ago.
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"the waltons meet the age of aquarius"
12 June 2002 | by (wheaton illinois) – See all my reviews

this is a quirky, entertaining flick. set against the backdrop of small town america 1963, it's a different 'coming of age' movie. goofy, drunken , obsessive adults and saner, wiser children attempt to sort through family roles and societal situations -- bigotry, sexual awakening, family structures, morality, abortion, gender roles --- this movie has got it all. it is, alternately, funny, sad, depressing & invigorating, but always entertaining. a great rent!


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