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Just Bea (2004)
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Bea is 16 and nine months, and the only one left in her crowd who yet hasn't debuted sexually. This seems to be a problem for her when she falls in love with the most popular guy at school.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Beatrice 'Bea' Løvås
Kamilla Grønli Hartvig ...
Mia
Ida Thurman-Moe ...
Sara (as Ida Thurmann-Moe)
Maria Brinch ...
Anniken (as Maria Gullaksen Brinch)
Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen ...
Anders
Espen Klouman-Høiner ...
Daniel Vik
Henrik Skjerve ...
Alex
Fredric Finzi Gjertsen ...
Bronc
Christoffer Lossius ...
Trond
Stig Zeiner-Gundersen ...
Gustav
Nastaran Javedani ...
Ursil
Kristina Kvåle ...
Nina
Lindsay Sanders ...
Julia
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Jørgen
Janne Kokkin ...
Mother
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Bea is 16 and nine months, and the only one left in her crowd who yet hasn't debuted sexually. This seems to be a problem for her when she falls in love with the most popular guy at school. Her friends tell her that the first time always sucks, and helps her get some experience first because you don't want to screw the first time with your boyfriend. Written by Alexander Olaisen

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In Bea's room there is a poster on the wall of the band "Surferosa", the same band that did the music for the soundtrack. See more »

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In the scene where Anders and Bea are in the room drinking, there are two ice cubes left in the glasses when they are empty. When Bea refills the glasses moments later the ice cubes are gone (there wasn't time for them to have melted). See more »

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Excellent teen movie with style AND substance
8 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A very charming and sometimes funny movie about teenagers at high school, I found this piece very engaging, mainly because it brought so many memories flooding back. The agonies of fitting in, of approval, of being 'cool', NOT being a jerk, and most importantly of all, the agonies of dispensing with virginity.

It includes many staples of the teen movie genre - the coolest and most fancied boy in school,convertible cars, the local hip hangout, and of course the geeky boy who ends up being the one with depth and intelligence. It's shot in a zappy style as suits the genre and audience, but not so much that it becomes a distraction.

Short and sweet (83mins), it ticks along at a zappy pace, albeit at the expense of some character development, and there are moments that feel a bit predictable and contrived, but overall this film has a sharpness and edge so sorely lacking in the standard fare produced by Hollywood.


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