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

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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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La Nell
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Buddy Pierce
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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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Trivia

Among the names on the chalkboard in the lunchroom are Mike D. (Tamra Davis's husband) and Billy M. (Billy Madison (1995)), which she also directed. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Maurey Pierce: I want to explain the rules before we do this.
Sam Callahan: Do what?
Maurey Pierce: Make sex. Why else would I be here?
Sam Callahan: We're gonna perform sex now?
Maurey Pierce: After coffee.
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References Town Without Pity (1961) See more »

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I Can't Help It
Performed by Joe & Anne
Written by W. Allen
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Redefining the Family-Skipped Parts a Must See!
15 December 2002 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Jennifer Jason Leigh knows her stuff. After picking up Skipped Parts off the shelf, my choice based solely on the interest in Jennifer Jason Leigh movies, I was not disappointed by Skipped Parts. A coming of age story of the American family. You can call it dysfunctional but through all of the problems and obstacles this family saw, it seemed to have more love and happiness than the stereotypical suburban, white picket fence family we are so used to seeing in every movie. Jennifer Jason Leigh is spectacular, yet again, and anyone who loves off-beat movies with a heartwarming feeling from a different direction (compared to other movies) this is a must see and ace on my list. Watch it twice then buy it (as I will do shortly)


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