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This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. We open with our heroine, Maeve, putting on her new snow white bra, and stepping out into the world as a young woman. She has an obsession with breasts and bras and can't help but stare at other girls and women, even the head nun doesn't escape her gaze. Otherwise, her world revolves around her three friends, Ruth, Claire and Orla, who are more experienced in the ways of the world. They wear bras already (except Claire the feminist) and they've all had boyfriends. The new bra is a start but they really hope Maeve can find a fella, even offering kissing lessons to prepare her. What no one expects, least of all Maeve, is that she should snare the local sixteen-year old heartthrob. Maeve is so smitten with him that she lets her friends down when they need her the most. In trouble with her friends and in school, she gets dumped by the heartthrob when she sneaks into the local ... Written by
This film is now used in Higher level and Ordinary level in the English course of the Irish Leaving Certificate in 2011. Also St.Annes park in Raheney was used for the "park" scenes and most of the northside of Dublin was used including Raheney, Dollymount beach, St Paul's College and the greater Raheney area was used within filming. See more »
A Rubik's cube features prominently. This toy didn't become generally available until the spring of 1980. See more »
A charming and realistically brief portrayal of 1970's teenage life in Dublin.
This film brings back memories of Dublin in the late 70's. The actors clothing, the vehicles on the roads and everything else about the film really hit the spot with me. Remember when most of Dublin's cinemas where in town and that's where we all met up? The actors play their parts very well. Maeve gives the right mix of innocence, curiosity and wonder. Her experiences will register with both male and female viewers who can remember that "sweet sixteen" time of their lives. The other actors fill their roles well and without competing for the number one spot. The nosy shopkeeper telling tales to Maeve's Dad is a reminder that in Ireland, someone always knows what you have been up to. Overall, this is a lovely film. It's a charming and realistically brief portrayal of teenage life at the time, and makes a welcome change from action and special effects.
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