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Girl (1998)

A straight-A teen explores Portland's rock scene.

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Jonathan Kahn

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Blake Nelson (novel), David E. Tolchinsky (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Swain ... Andrea Marr
Sean Patrick Flanery ... Todd Sparrow
Summer Phoenix ... Rebecca
Tara Reid ... Cybil
Selma Blair ... Darcy
Channon Roe ... Kevin
Portia de Rossi ... Carla (as Portia Di Rossi)
Christopher Masterson ... Richard (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
David Moscow ... Greg
James Karen ... Dad
Rosemary Forsyth ... Mom
Jay R. Ferguson ... Parker Blackman
Katharine Towne ... Marjorie (as Kate Towne)
Robert Bower Robert Bower ... Buzz Mitchell
John Philbin ... Mr. Jones
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Andrea Marr is a bright, straight-A, mature, 18-year-old high school senior on the verge of womanhood who decides to abandon her sheltered, boring lifestyle and her bookish friend Darcy for a look into the local rock and roll scene as a groupie to local rock singer Tod Sparrow and learn more about the life of one who follows a touring band along with her new friends aspiring rock star wannabee Cybil, outgoing fellow groupie Rebecca, and music critic Kevin. Written by matt-282

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some teen alcohol and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Agito Radical See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Five years later, Dominique Swain was promised the female lead as Julianne in Devil's Pond (2003), but eventually lost out to Tara Reid, her co-star here. See more »

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After a football is thrown at Richard and Greg in the cafeteria, Dominique Swain's stand-ins face is visible instead of her own. See more »

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Cybil: You better watch it, you're becoming a groupie...
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Ever So So
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What a mess
6 July 2001 | by MrGonkSee all my reviews

This movie is just sad. It's "My So-Called Life" without the depth or interesting characters. It's "Clueless" without the endearing charm, heart, or entertainment. And yet it's somehow undeniably totally derived from both. Swain herself not only actually physically resembles both Alicia Silverstone and Claire Danes (especially with the ruby-dyed hair), but her narration even seems to fall halfway in between "Clueless"' poignant perkiness and "My So Called Life's" dark brooding. The hitch is that both can't possibly be done properly at the same time, and "Girl" is shining proof of that. This movie is so directionless and muddled that I'm kind of upset I bothered to watch it. It attempts to tackle just about every possible teen issue it can, which does not help it either. No scene in the movie is longer than a minute and a half, and not one of the million or so tangent plot lines ever becomes fully developed. And not one of the multitude of characters is ever deveolped even enough for the audience to care about them in the least. And on top of that, the movie is tremendously out of touch. The characters are all one dimensional stereotypical representations that some studio exec thinks are what "real" teens are like. This whole movie feels so condensed and confused that I honestly couldn't possibly summarize the plot. I think it has something to do with this chick having a crush, but the movie goes so far off the path trying to be an extra-glossy after-school special that it completely self-destructs. It's not good in the beginning and it only gets more embarassing as the movie reaches its absurd conclusions (which do not provide any character resolution or moral to any of the stories anyway). Pretty sad crap.


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