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Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after twenty years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative life-style.

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Storyline

When fiftysomething Suzette loses her job as a bartender she decides to make a road trip to visit her old friend Vinnie who she hasn't seen since their days as groupies back in the day. On the way she meets Harry, a nervous writer who says he is going home to confront his father, then shows her his gun. Once they reach their destination Suzette finds that Vinnie is now Lavinia, a conservative housewife who is reluctant to reexperience the flower power of her youth, and Harry finds confrontation with himself rather than with his father. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Some friendships last forever... like it or not.

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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20 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Groupies Forever  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£201,731 (UK) (31 January 2003)

Gross:

$256,084 (Brazil) (7 February 2003)
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During the "Rock Cock" sequence, the girls were shown Polaroids of the crew who had volunteered to be photographed especially for that sequence. The surprise on Susan Sarandon's face is quite genuine when she saw who the photographs were of and recognized the faces. See more »

Goofs

While Suzette and Harry are driving to Phoenix, the El Camino's transmission is clearly in "Park". See more »

Quotes

Harry: I disappointed him! He hated me!
Lavinia: Oh for goodness sakes.
[Knocks Harry over with the car]
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Ride with Me
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A hidden gem? No, a gem on best display
1 January 2011 | by (Global City) – See all my reviews

The movie was an enormous surprise. I expected s0me 90 minutes of thin fun, and I got to see one of the best, simple small movies about the life we most often let pass by and let it to very few we usually consider half wrecks to live it, not understanding what we've done with what was given to us and we did refuse. I don't expect this review to help you, but it helps me to see it clearer. Most reviewers did understand nothing, and demonstrated so that people feel better when aging as working, seeing, loving, behaving as zombies, in other words like 90% of those who drove us crazy when we were 16 or 22. Thank you all very much for reading this! Besides Goldie Hawn who shines like a handful of diamonds the director succeeded to put together an excellent team of first class actors, they all together give you so many hands full with diamonds that you look like Shiva, the multi-armed Hindu God :-) Mihai-Robert Soran-Schwartz


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