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Some Girl (1998)

Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.


Rory Kelly
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marissa Ribisi ... Claire
Juliette Lewis ... April
Michael Rapaport ... Neal
Giovanni Ribisi ... Jason
Pamela Adlon ... Jenn (as Pamela Segall Adlon)
Trevor Goddard ... Ravi
Kristin Dattilo ... Suzanne
David Gail David Gail ... Mitchell
Glenn Quinn ... Jeff
Sharisse Baker-Bernard Sharisse Baker-Bernard ... Claire's Stepmother (as Sharisse Baker)
John Getz ... Claire's Father
Sam Saletta ... Mike
Jeremy Sisto ... Chad
Kris Iyer Kris Iyer ... Magazine Stand Clerk
David Shackelford ... Earl


Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and some drug control | See all certifications »

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Towards the end of the movie when Claire is running along the road, the shadows on the ground are initially from the right, then with the patrol car the shadows are from the left and finally with Claire and the cop talking, the shadows are from the right again. See more »


April: 'Chad'? That's his name?
April: Honey, Chads are the worst.
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Written by Eben Levy, Chucklehead
Performed by Chucklehead
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Some solid performances, light on character development
13 August 2000 | by denn1See all my reviews

Let me begin by saying that maybe I'm too old (37) to be part of this movie's intended demographic. That being said – It's also the case that I usually enjoy these ensemble-cast stories.

In this case the premise (some early twenty-somethings struggling with their relationships, or lack thereof) is valid and enjoyable, with some outstanding performances by Marissa Ribisi (Claire), Giovanni Ribisi (Jason), and Juliette Lewis (April). Unfortunately the remainder of the cast of characters suffers from such lack of development that I often felt they were more of a distraction to the plot than an addition.

Marissa Ribisi is stunningly beautiful with her porcelain skin and blazing red hair. She also gives a wonderful performance, demonstrating her wide range of talents, even pulling off a believable drunk (no easy feat). Juliette Lewis gives a strong performance, of course, to a character that remains fairly one dimensional until near the movie's conclusion. Giovanni Ribisi gives a star performance in a supporting role as the quirky brother to the main character.

The production values are outstanding, with some great cinematography and a well-chosen soundtrack. Overall this film serves to further expose Marissa Ribisi's talents in what appears to have been her first starring role.

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Release Date:

19 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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