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Lost and Delirious (2001)

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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)
Alan Fawcett ...
Lauren (as Grace Kung)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Friends. Roommates. Lovers.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Pasión prohibida  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Ms. Vaughn writes the word love on the blackboard, the writing alternates between two differently written love words in the next scenes. See more »


Fay Vaughn: I think our Paulie has just spiked the punch.
Eleanor Bannet: Shall we pretend we don't know?
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Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »


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A much deeper film than expected
9 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I only decided to see this film simply because I liked Piper Perabo in 'Coyote Ugly', an enjoyable but 'lightweight' film. I watched 'Lost and Delirious' for the first time last evening and I was totally blown away by Piper's performance which surprised me, taking into account the fact that the film didn't exactly get rave reviews. It was a far deeper film than I expected it to be and I will need to watch it several times to appreciate its full impact. (I never manage to fully appreciate a film first time round!)The clever parallels drawn between Paulie's character and the bird of prey's plight are cleverly handled, although I thought it was made a little too obvious when she began to refer to herself as 'the raptor'. I felt this was unnecessary; the viewer should have been left to make that link for him or herself. The increasing tension which draws the viewer inexorably towards the climax of the film is almost unbearable. I felt myself starting to dread the end of the film, fearing its almost inevitable end. IMHO this is a masterful piece of movie-making. Miss it and miss out!

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