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Girl (1998)

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

Director:

Jonathan Kahn

Writers:

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

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Ultra Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The name Andrea Marr is wordplay on 'a dreamer.' See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andrea: [thinking] I was such a bitch! I can't believe I did that... to my friend! I felt so guilty, I felt so bad!... I felt like trying to find Todd!
[walking away from school]
Andrea: [thinking] Ok, so what if it was a one-night stand! Couldn't we still be friends? And if we were friends... couldn't we maybe have sex again?
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

She's So Cool
Performed by Jeffries Fan Club
Written by Jeffries Fan Club & Mike Dziurgot
Courtesy of Vegas Records
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Threeway
10 July 2005 | by tedgSee all my reviews

The setup is all too familiar: we have a girl who wonders about life. She has sex, is disappointed in love (always mildly by our measures) and thus "grows up."

Its a persistent fiction that is glued into filmdom and god knows how many lives it has bent.

But as these go, this one isn't as tendentious as the others. I think that's because of the triple narrative structure.

The main narrative is the girl (here Dominique Swain fresh from "Lolita"), who tells us what is going on in her mind. Thhings like "I wish I could grow up." Sometimes her narration is her thoughts in the story rather than over it, such as when she says something polite but is thinking something rude.

The second narrative is the story we see of course. Naturally, all the sex is akin to dreamy cuddling.

The third narrative is embedded in the story, the narrative of incisive rock songs. Indeed, they are rock songs about the very stuff of the story and inspired by the story itself. The three are woven together, each commenting on the other.

Few young viewers will notice, but this is pretty sophisticated storytelling. Even though every thing in it is empty and borrowed, the whole seems much fresher.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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