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Release Date:
4 April 2005 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The secret life of girls... it's not pretty. See more »
Plot:
A mother and her daughter confront the intimidation of teen peer pressure and the emotionally brutalizing social rituals of high school... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Dead on. And a sizable minority of boys are like this, too. See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Alexa PenaVega ... Vanessa (as Alexa Vega)

Lisa Vidal ... Barbara

Leah Pipes ... Stacey

Elizabeth Rice ... Nikki
Alicia Morton ... Tiffany
Shari Dyon Perry ... Emily (as Shari Perry)

Rhoda Griffis ... Denise Larson
Nancy McLoughlin ... Ms. Donnely

Margo Moorer ... Principal Jessup

Chad Biagini ... Tony
Joey Nappo ... Ezra
Maureen Brennan ... Soccer Coach

Michael Arata ... Dave Larson
Asia Larkin ... Wannabe #1
Krizia Vega ... Wannabe #2
Hannah McLoughlin ... Wannabe #3

Anne Ewen ... Lydia
Brandi Coleman ... Boutique Salesgirl

Ann Mahoney ... Bartender
Julie Comarda ... Cheerleader
Jason Rogers Williams ... Basketball Coach
Tony Molina Jr. ... Paramedic
Wallace Merck ... Doctor
Bruce Barnes ... Cop (as Bruce 'Sunpie' Barnes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Melissa Caudle ... Shopper / wife / mom (uncredited)
Robb Conner ... Waiter (uncredited)
Nicole Dault ... Wannabe #5 (uncredited)

Anthony Gangi ... Student (uncredited)
Justin Groetsch ... Neighbor / Student (uncredited)
Felecia Kirkland ... Wannabe #4 (uncredited)
Susan Lay ... Student (uncredited)

Codie Scott ... Parent (uncredited)

Scott Shilstone ... Derreck (uncredited)
Denise Templeton ... Lunch Lady (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tom McLoughlin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rachel Simmons (book)

Matthew McDuffie (story) and
Richard Kletter (story)

Richard Kletter (teleplay)

Produced by
Orly Adelson .... executive producer
Kimberly C. Anderson .... co-producer
Howard Braunstein .... executive producer
Jonathan Eskenas .... co-producer
Michael Jaffe .... executive producer
Christopher Morgan .... line producer
Malcolm Petal .... supervising producer
Randi Richmond .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marshall Harvey 
 
Production Design by
Chester Kaczenski 
 
Art Direction by
Barry Gelber 
 
Set Decoration by
Kristen McGary 
 
Costume Design by
Peggy Stamper 
 
Makeup Department
Dana Boisseau .... assistant hair stylist
Garnett Burk .... assistant makeup artist
Ulla Gaudin .... key hair stylist (as Ulla Aricayos)
Dean Jones .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Fritzi Horstman .... post supervisor
Christopher Morgan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Bott .... second second assistant director
Chip Touhey .... second assistant director
Jonathan Giles Zimmerman .... first assistant director (as Jonathan Zimmerman)
 
Art Department
Jon Graubarth .... props
Mark Hanks .... lead man
Trey Merrill .... set dresser
Elizabeth Mire .... assistant to the set decorator
Cory Parker .... assistant property master
Denise Templeton .... art department coordinator
Denise Templeton .... props assistant
Jaye Walker .... on-set dresser
Gregory R. Wolf .... property master (as Gregory Wolf)
 
Sound Department
Jimmy 'Coach' Armstrong .... boom operator
Ed Carr .... sound re-recording mixer (as Ed Carr III)
Rene Defrancesch .... sound utility
Jack Levy .... sound supervisor
Donald Lyles .... adr mixer
Doug Madick .... foley artist
Mack Melson .... production sound mixer (as Mack Nelson)
Mack Melson .... sound recordist
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tim Philbin)
 
Special Effects by
David K. Nami .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Jeff Galpin .... stunt coordinator
Justin Groetsch .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carin Baer .... still photographer
Richard Ball .... key grip
Gary L. Camp .... Steadicam operator
Gary L. Camp .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Gary Camp)
Eric Damazio .... best boy grip
Tim Dunford .... dolly grip
Ryan Eustis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Sean Finnegan .... gaffer (as Sean M. Finnegan)
Kevin Gazdik .... electrician
Joe Iverson .... electrician
Michael D. Kennedy .... electrician
Luis Lopez DeVictoria .... best boy grip
Mason McGuire .... set electrician
Zach Nasits .... assistant camera
Don Reddy .... camera operator
Calmar Roberts .... assistant camera
Reid Russell .... assistant camera
Reid Russell .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Philip D. Schwartz .... digital imaging technician
Steve Urban .... dolly grip
Scott Zuchowski .... best boy
Scott Zuchowski .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Yvette Foy .... extras casting
Shay Griffin .... casting: Atlanta/New Orleans (as Shay Bentley-Griffin)
Justin Groetsch .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniel George .... key costumer (as Danield H. George)
Fred Lloyd .... assistant to costume designer
Kim Martínez .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Bill Young .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jenny Leite .... assistant music editor
Ernie Mannix .... music editor
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Mark Morgan .... composer: additional music score
Amanda Abizaid .... soundtrack (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Taylor Cromartie .... driver: day player
A. Welch Lambeth .... transportation coordinator (as Welch Lamberth)
John McLaughlin .... transportation captain
Nathan Parker .... driver: Ms. Vega
Buddy Pine .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Jane Bickford .... studio teacher
Victor Brunette .... location assistant manager
Jules Carideo .... production coordinator
Karen Eachus .... script supervisor
Vivian Enfinger .... set medic
Christian Fauntleroy .... assistant: Mr. McLoughlin
Chris Gibson .... production assistant
Justin Groetsch .... extras wrangler
Elizabeth T. Guste .... production accountant (as Elizabeth Guste)
Tiffany Horn .... office production assistant
Elston Howard .... location manager
Lynn Josephson Delaney .... executive assistant: executive producer
Ted Kantrow .... caterer
June Marshall .... assistant production accountant
Kim 'Lillith' Murphy .... key set production assistant
Kimberly Murphy .... production assistant
Randal A. Nicoll .... assistant location manager
Nathan Parker .... set production assistant
Christine Peymani .... development assistant
Annie Poirier .... office production assistant
Onni Vosdoganes .... assistant production coordinator
Bill Young .... title designer
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic issues and language
Runtime:
120 min (including commercials) | Brazil:84 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
During a scene where Alexa Vega's character Vanessa ends up cutting her hair off, Vega accidentally cut off her own hair in addition to the fake hair pieces she was suppose to chop.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Emily brings Vanessa the stuffed bear and the flowers, she hands the bear to Vanessa but when the scene cuts back to her, she's still holding it. Then the scene goes back to Vanessa and she too, is holding it.See more »
Quotes:
Emily:[In the cafeteria] You know why they keep doggin' you?
Vanessa:Obviously I did something to Stacey. I just don't know what it is.
Emily:They do it 'cause they know it gets to you. I call 'em the white tornadoes 'cause they destroy whatever's in their path.
Vanessa:And it doesn't bother you?
Emily:They don't have anything that I want.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Surviving High School (2012) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Luv How You FeelSee more »

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31 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Dead on. And a sizable minority of boys are like this, too., 22 March 2006
Author: brycecox1 from Canada

I'm a man. Previously a boy.

Except for certain advances in communications technology made since 1982, I had basically the exact same experience as the girl in the movie (with all the genders reversed, of course).

For people who have been through an experience as vindictive, drawn-out, thorough, and unrelenting as the experience suffered by the girl in the movie, this will be a movie-watching experience both very painful and very valuable.

Perhaps even more so for those of us who didn't have a parent as ideal and understanding as the one in the film. But, for the purposes of the film and its messages, that character is well-designed and serves many useful purposes.

This film covers a lot of bases in a lot of ways. It's an impressive accomplishment, seeing as it's impossible to really do justice to the subject matter in the space of a standard film. Very, very impressive.

I like hard-hitting, gritty dramas like Requiem For A Dream, Bad Lieutenant, and that sort of thing (also, harsh black comedies like Shallow Grave, Bitter Moon, etc.). This film hit me harder than any of those.

Girls can be as visibly and simply and physically violent as the stereotypical boys (e.g., the tormentors and killers of Reena Virk in British Columbia, Canada). And boys can be as invisibly and complexly and non-physically violent as the stereotypical girls.

It's not a simple world out there. And it has a lot of barbarians in it. Male and female. And they don't all fit within the usual gender roles.

There are plenty of masculine, heterosexual evil boys who behave like evil girls -- because they know it's tougher to get caught that way and that the damage done is deeper; in other words, the smarter ones use more complex and indirect methods. And everyone is far less aware of them than the big, dumb, loud, physically-violent ones -- indeed they likely never get caught because their male victims wouldn't be manly/masculine/tough/cool/honourable/etc. if they were to complain about it or admit to being bothered by it or to cry about it, would they? Just show me all the girls who lust after and fall in love with men who cry about getting bullied. Oh, that's right, there aren't any -- they're too busy fawning over the thoughtful, intelligent, emotionally-literate, understanding Alpha-male goons who are beating those other guys up. Sorry, I forgot.

It's frequently unlike the stereotype of "boy beats guy up, and it's over -- simple." And in those cases, it's particularly damaging when you've been socialized into the idiotic philistine social orthodoxy of boys not being allowed to cry, and boys have to keep a stiff upper lip and hide and suppress their feelings.

Anyway.... the film accomplishes its goals and its messages beautifully. 9-outta-10.

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