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Big Girls Don't Cry (2002)

Große Mädchen weinen nicht (original title)
Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events... See full summary »

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Kati
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Tessa
David Winter ...
Carlos
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Klaus (as Tillbert Strahl-Schäfer)
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Hans
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Ann
Gabriela Maria Schmeide ...
Ingrid
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Jost
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Jeanette
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Herr Winter
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Yvonne
Alma Leiberg ...
Ramona
Chiara Steinmüller ...
Lotte
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Polizistin
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Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events; mainly caused by Steffi finding out her father wasn't quite faithful to her mother, and the two girls getting hit by the consequences of her delirious revenge plans. When things get out of hand, the two girls find themselves in the middle of a mess, and Kati starts questioning whether or not Steffi is really so precious to her. Where will Steffi's plans of penalizing her father's "evil" lover will end up..? Will the girls' friendship be saved..? Written by Exiled Archangel®

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A provocative new film about what we go through to find out who we are. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality, language, drug use and some violence - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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24 October 2002 (Germany)  »

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Big Girls Don't Cry  »

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Film debut of Anna Maria Mühe and Jennifer Ulrich. See more »

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Written by Eric Holland and Jessica Congdon
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Powerful Drama About Reaching Adulthood
24 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Kati (Anna Maria Mühe) and Steffi (Karoline Herfurth) are best friends since their childhood. They spend most of their time together, in school and in their leisure time. Kati has a quite hysterical mother, while the parents of Steffi seems to be in permanent love. When Steffi finds her father Hans (Stefan Kurt) with his lover in a night-club, her world turns upside-down. Steffi plots an evil revenge against Tessa (Josefine Domes), the daughter of Hans' lover. Her plan brings serious and tragic consequences to her family, her friends and herself. "Große Mädchen Weinen Nicht" is a powerful drama about reaching adulthood. The story begins like a common teen movie, but later it shifts in a very intense, dramatic and credible drama. The story does not spare any character, showing the consequences of the maleficent action of Steffi not only to her, but to her friends and parents, teaching a lesson without being moralist specially to the target viewers - the teenagers. The soundtrack is also magnificent and I feel sorrow when I see only 287 votes in IMDb, since this movie deserves to be discovered by fans of a drama about contemporary teenagers. This is the first movie I have watched with Anna Maria Mühe, who is amazingly beautiful, and her supportive character is very nice. Yesterday I saw another movie ("Mädchen, Mädchen") of the gorgeous and sexy German actress called Karoline Herfurth and I truly believe she will become very famous worldwide in a near future. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Meninas Não Choram" ("Girls Do not Cry")


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