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Girl (1998)

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


Jonathan Kahn


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

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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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


First Crush, First Lust, First Love! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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






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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In real life, Dominique Swain was a straight-A student as well, just like her character. See more »


While Andrea is dancing during The Badheads/Thriftstore Apocalypse first song, Cybil's lips don't match up with the vocals she is supposedly singing. See more »


Rebecca Fernhurst: [Stares at Andrea silently] You had sex didn't you? Well talk to me you big slut, how was it?
Andrea Marr: Disappointing. I wish I'd saved it.
Rebecca Fernhurst: Oh, no way. You gotta get that first one over with. That way when it really counts, you're not sitting there the whole time going, "I'm not a virgin anymore, I'm not a virgin anymore." Think of it as a warm-up.
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Blood Brothers
Performed by Mike Parnell
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Kahn
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Read the book because the movie is junk
29 February 2004 | by tink-1See all my reviews

This movie was a true heartache of a film. Girl, originally a novel by Blake Nelson, was the story of a highschool girl who discovers sex and the local music scene. Both enrich her life and make her feel differently in relationships with other people. It was a well written, subtle but powerful book that affected the lives of many young women. Sadly, the movie is studio junk.

The director and screenwriter chose instead to turn this into a movie about hot highschoolers going at it and acting like groupies. Each character has been flattened out to a cutesy stereotype. For example, Tara Reid was chosen to play Cybil, who in the book is a lesbian rocker and very withdrawn. The movie really has no plot, other than Andrea chasing around Todd as if she is an NSync groupie. I felt like I watched a two hour commercial for noxema or saw a 17 magazine come to life as a movie.

If you want to watch a goofy film about over sexed teenagers, rent this movie. If you want something th more heart, read the book. Or better yet, rent Blue Car or Thirteen.

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