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The Banger Sisters (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 September 2002 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,037,846 (USA) (20 September 2002)

Gross:

$256,084 (Brazil) (7 February 2003)
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Trivia

Bob Dolman got the idea for the film from a line of Jim Morrison's poem "Stoned Immaculate" ("One summer night, going to the pier I ran into two young girls. The blonde was called Freedom, the dark one Enterprise"), which he'd heard while rewriting the script to The Doors (1991). See more »

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

Quotes

Suzette: See that bathroom? Jim Morrison passed out in there one night, with me underneath him.
Club Owner: Jim Morrison is a ghost and so are you.
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References Vanilla Sky (2001) See more »

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Written by Ashley Gorley, Chris Farren
Performed by Blue A.M.
Courtesy of Combustion Music
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Remembering You Were Once Cool Comes in Handy
12 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a good deal of decent dialogue in this movie, and Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon know how to make the most of it. As a fan of old movies, I could never fault a script for being "formulaic." Let's face it, if you've seen a thousand movies, you've seen it all. As long as the writer gets it right, a movie can, at the very least, be admired. In this case, it can be appreciated. This movie is fun, it doesn't take itself too seriously, and there are some important messages: remember the importance of being supremely sure of yourself, of having a best friend, and of hearing Led Zeppelin in concert. It shouldn't be relegated to the category "chick flick." It is about a person who seems to drift aimlessly through life, and winds up portraying someone who makes a positive impact on many peoples' lives. Watching Goldie's/Suzette's face as she and Susan/Vinnie start to dance for the first time in 20 years also made me remember something important: when women friends dance together, it's different than men and women dancing. They enter into a partnership that says, for the next few minutes, we will do something cool together, and, sometimes, that's an important thing to do.


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