Lost and Delirious (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  20 September 2001 (Israel)
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A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allison Moller (as Emily Vancamp)
Jake Hollander
Alan Fawcett ...
Bruce Moller
Lauren (as Grace Kung)
Stephen Mwinga ...


Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves swiftly from academic routine, homesickness, and girlish silliness to the darker region of lover's intrigue. Written by Anonymous

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Friends. Roommates. Lovers.

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Rated R for strong sexual content involving teens, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 2001 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Rebelles  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$41,215 (USA) (6 July 2001)


$302,365 (USA) (31 August 2001)

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After a few years of playing adult roles, this was the first of three high school roles in a row for Piper Perabo. She was cast as a teenager, although she was already in her mid-20's at the time. She'd already been a bartender in Coyote Ugly (2000) and a government agent in The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000), amongst other roles. See more »


Mary talks about not knowing what fun was before, "like Dr. Spock," rather than Mr. Spock. She is apparently paraphrasing a statement by the iconic character in Star Trek: This Side of Paradise. See more »


Mouse: How much does it matter what other people think?
Joe Menzies: I dunno... depends on how much they're paying you, I guess.
[both chuckle]
Joe Menzies: How much they payin' ya?
Mouse: My father sent me some seeds... I was wondering if maybe, I could plant them somewhere?
Joe Menzies: Oh, uh- the dirt's usually a good spot...
Joe Menzies: Let's see what you got...
Joe Menzies: Ew! Worm eggs!
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References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »


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Plain Brilliant!
5 March 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I might say that, deep inside, "Lost and Delirious" is a chick-flick, but to those girls (and boys, let's say, because girls are not the only who like chick-flicks) who can look further and deeply. It's a smart, intense and beautiful alternative to "Down To You" or "She's All That". And It's also a gay-themed movie that can be enjoyable to anyone.

The movie focus in Piper Perabo's character, Paulie, which has a homosexual relationship with her best friend, Tory, played by Jessica Paré. Once Tory has no courage to admit to her parents she's gay, and decides to end up the relationship, Paulie freaks out. Everything is seen by the eyes of Mary (Mischa Barton).

Piper Perabo gives the performance of her career. And, if we consider she was in vapid movies like "Slap Her, She's French" and "Coyote Ugly", you'll be very surprised (or even shocked) with the way she make her Paulie a character so intense. Barton and Paré may stand behind, but are also great. It's a movie so well-crafted and beautiful that it's kind of funny the way director Lea Pool manages to make a movie that grows every time in beauty and intensity without losing the focus in real life, real feelings. It's a brilliant movie, a must-see.

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