After yet another failed relationship, Mrs. Flax (Cher) ups her family to the east coast to start all over again. Reluctantly dragged along with her is her daughter Charlotte - going through a very confusing time of her life - who wants to become a nun, and instead falls in love with a quiet, mild-mannered church employee, to the mixed response of her mother. Set at around the time of the Kennedy Assassination.Written by
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Charlotte's blue eye shadow disappears and reappears as she goes to/returns from the hospital. See more »
[Charlotte thinks she is pregnant because she kissed Joe]
Has your mother ever talked to you about sex?
Uh... oh yeah! All the time. We talk about everything. She's a wonderful mother.
So you do know how babies are made?
Then why did you think you were pregnant? You're still a virgin.
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Winona Ryder is fantastic in this movie - its a helluva part and she plays it for all it is worth. Whether she is worshipping Joe (the local hunk-deluxe), or watching 'The Singing Nun' on television, she is completely believable. Her relationship with her less-than-perfect Mother (Cher) is also believable. As a bonus, you get Christina Ricci and Bob Hoskins and some beautiful cinematography. It also has a real feel for the 60's.
Downsides are one cliche too many (WHY does every movie that takes place in the 60's have to feature JFK's assassination?) and it goes on a tad too long, but its worth watching for sure.
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