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A Girl's Own Story (1986)

A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years, using their daughters to talk across the table ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Shornegg Gabrielle Shornegg ... Pam
Geraldine Haywood Geraldine Haywood ... Stella
Marina Knight Marina Knight ... Gloria
John Godden ... Graeme
Joanne Gabbe Joanne Gabbe ... Sister
Colleen Fitzpatrick Colleen Fitzpatrick ... Mother
Paul Chubb ... Father
Jane Edwards Jane Edwards ... Deidre
Cynthia Turner Cynthia Turner ... Nun 1
Valda Diamond Valda Diamond ... Nun 2
Katharine Cullen Katharine Cullen ... Little Pam
Jordi Austin Jordi Austin ... School Girl
Jeanette Blake Jeanette Blake ... School Girl
Jennifer Blake Jennifer Blake ... School Girl
Dorothy Blaney Dorothy Blaney ... School Girl
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A look at three girls, young teens, in the era of the Beatles. Pam lives with parents who haven't spoken directly to each other in two years, using their daughters to talk across the table to each other. Gloria wants to play games with her boyfriend Graeme and ends up pregnant after a kissless, passionless introduction to sex. Stella becomes popular and puts her friendship with Pam on hold. Meanwhile, Pam's father and other predatory men lurk in the shadows around the girls. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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4 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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Amusing, heartbreaking, and emotionally true
18 March 1999 | by IsabelTSee all my reviews

Funny and tragic stories of schoolgirls who maintain a precarious balance between kissing pictures of the Beatles and committing incest, between childhood and adulthood. Beautiful use of space heaters. The print I saw had muddy sound, though, so I had to strain to hear in some parts.


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