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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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Fantasy Girl
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Lydia Callahan
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Sam Callahan
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Laurabel Pierce
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Delores
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Hank Elkrunner
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Coach Howard Stebbins
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Dot
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LaDell
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La Nell
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Petey Pierce
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Buddy Pierce
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Maurey and Sam first try sex, Maurey, in the long shots, is wearing panties with dots on them. In the close-up when she takes them off, they are plain white. See more »

Quotes

Dot: The guys paid a dollars apiece to find out if you're single.
Lydia Callahan: Tell the guys I have five husbands, each one rich, mean and jealous. I'll be rotatin' them through on a weekly basis.
Dot: That line will be all over the valley by breakfast.
Lydia Callahan: Oh, just tell 'em I own a rifle.
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References Town Without Pity (1961) See more »

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After You've Gone
Performed by Katherine Whalen's Jazz Squad
Written by Henry Creamer (as Creamer) / Turner Layton (as Layton)
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refreshingly compassionate perspective on sex
16 April 2008 | by (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be a welcome relief from the self-righteous, hypocritical obsession with sex as evil in our confused society. I'm sure that viewers aligned with the extreme religious right are aghast at the sexual frankness of "Skipped Parts". I only wish they were as upset over the war in Iraq, America's obsession with violence and the rampant intolerance still pervading the home of the free. Instead, sex and four-letter words top the list of moral outrages in the minds of far too many of our number.

"Skipped Parts" is a compassionate view of outside-the-mainstream people at odds with the establishment. Granted, unprotected sex among teenagers is impractical and unwise, but hardly a reason to despise and condemn. Especially by those who have, as do some of the characters in the film, plenty of skeletons in their own closets.

Well-written, well-acted and well-directed, "Skipped Parts" is a moral film in which the highest virtues are kindness, forgiveness, and love.


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