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Lover Girl (1997)

Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away. Darlene's neighbor Marci takes pity on Jake, allowing her to stay ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tara Subkoff ... Jake Ferrari / 'Candy'
Sandra Bernhard ... Marci Guerra / Angel
Kristy Swanson ... Darlene Ferrari / 'Sherry'
Loretta Devine ... Leticia / 'Coco'
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Jean
Renée Humphrey ... Annie / 'Teddy'
Sahara Lotti Sahara Lotti ... Sally / 'Bambi'
Tim Griffin ... Wright Herman
William Utay ... Mr. Smith
Leonard Termo ... Mr. Johnny (as Lenny Termo)
Robert Romanus ... Mr. Hairdresser
Eric Siegel ... Disgruntled John
Kurt Bryant ... Hank
Cullen G. Chambers ... Ed (as Cullen Chambers)
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Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away. Darlene's neighbor Marci takes pity on Jake, allowing her to stay over. When Jake discovers that Marci is a manager in a massage parlor, she convinces Marci to hire her. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual situations, some involving a minor, and for strong language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1997 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Lover Girls See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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At Sandra Bernhard's request, writer-directors Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse removed her nude scenes from the script. See more »

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candy-coated hook-com
18 January 2002 | by sidmsdwSee all my reviews

I will admit that this movie managed to hold my attention in a way that many admittedly better movies have not. Reason? There just aren't that many hooker comedies that skirt the subject of sex the way this one does. That struck me as novel while I was watching it and made me think the filmmakers were attempting something more ambitious than the usual chortling over sex. Tara Subkoff is very watchable and likable as a gangly, awkward young prostie wannabe. She has the unique ability to project awkwardness, emotional need and immaturity, mix it up and have it come out something like bohemian cool. I got a lot of insight into a whole generation of disaffected youth watching this flick. Cool, indeed.


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