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Rachel flees NYC after another traumatic breakup and arrives at her parents' home in San Diego. They are adamant to see their wayward daughter settle down with a nice girl. Rachel goes on ... See full summary »

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Helen Lesnick ...
Rachel Rosen
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Christine Peterson
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Leah Rosen
Barbara Stuart ...
Sylvia Peterson
Michele Greene ...
Reggie Abravanel
Suzanne Westenhoefer ...
Carol Rosen
Michael Moerman ...
Sam Rosen
David Radford ...
Joe
Don Loper ...
Matthew Rosen
Keith E. Wright ...
Rob
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Danny
Tracy Hughes ...
Nancy
Joel Hepner ...
Stanley Peterson
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Kathi (as Sue Wakefield)
Michael McGee ...
Barry
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Rachel flees NYC after another traumatic breakup and arrives at her parents' home in San Diego. They are adamant to see their wayward daughter settle down with a nice girl. Rachel goes on several blind dates that misfire badly. She finally lets her mother set her up with Christine, a typical Californian girl. Much to Rachel's chagrin, mom is right! Meanwhile, Rachel's friends wait for her to screw up the relationship. They know, even if she won't admit it, that she still carries a torch for her ex-girlfriend and they're not sure what would happen if she reappeared to reclaim Rachel. Written by Helen Lesnick

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The Course of True Love doesn't always run Straight...

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$3,156 (USA) (21 February 2003)

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$41,463 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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References The Ellen Show (2001) See more »

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Dirty Water
Written by 'Neill, Westlind, De La Isla
Performed by Natasha's Ghost
Courtesy of FUA Records
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A terrible movie
5 January 2004 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

On just about every level. This is one of the worst lesbian movies ever made (although Claire of the Moon and that John Sayles movie, Lianna, are pretty good contenders as well). Dreadful writing -- cliche upon cliche, that hackneyed talk-to-the-camera shtick, it just goes on and on. And yet she thinks she's clever? Helen Lesnick cannot act and looks to be at least 15 years older than her character claims to be. Bad editing. A cheaply done movie and it looks it. Just bad bad bad. Are we sure this movie wasn't made in the early 80s for film school class?

You want a good lesbian movie, go see the Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love. Go Fish. Bound. Just about anything is better than this waste of celluloid, videotape, bits, whatever.


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