In this bittersweet slice of working class single New Jersey life, best friends Debby and Beth (both pushing thirty) go looking for love in the wrong place - namely their favorite bar, Oliver's. Rugged contractor Rick eyes Beth but ends up going home with the more assertive Debby. Beth's style is further cramped by the responsibilities of single motherhood. As Debby tries to parlay what was essentially a casual fling into possible marriage with an indifferent Rick, her mother Virginia wonders if her affair with widower Nick is the real thing. Rounding out the romantic possibilities is Bobby, the bartender who flirts with Beth. The women clash as plans go awry, tragedy strikes, and hearts get broken. In the end, Debby, Beth, and Virginia find, if not the relationships of their dreams, peace with each other and within themselves. Written by
In the 80's, they said love was a battlefield...they were right.
Did You Know?
When the location of the shot of Beth (Juliette Lewis
)'s car pulling away from behind her house - followed by a crane up to the overpass in the background - was scouted, the foliage only a few feet tall. But when it came time to shoot the scene, the stalks had grown so high that they obstructed the view of the overpass, and had to be pruned down. When the filmmakers could not identify the legal property owner, they went ahead and pruned it without permission. See more
At about 1 hour 10 minutes during Debbie's bedroom scene a hand holding the boom can be seen in the left side of the mirror. See more
Play anything by Zeppelin, you can't go wrong.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.196
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Written by Robert Hazard
Performed by Cyndi Lauper See more