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Girl (1998)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrea Marr
... Todd Sparrow
... Rebecca Fernhurst
... Cybil
... Darcy
... Kevin
... Carla Sparrow (as Portia Di Rossi)
... Richard (as Christopher Kennedy Masterson)
... Greg
... Dad
... Mom
... Parker Blackman
... Marjorie
Robert Bower ... Buzz Mitchell
... 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 Matthew Patay

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

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some teen alcohol and drug use | See all certifications »
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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: [as Andrea is lost to the world, dreaming about her crush Todd] I'm your friend, right?
Andrea: [nods dreamily] Mm.
Cybil: [scoffs] Oh man, you are over.
Andrea: [laughs] Stick a fork in me.
Cybil: Yeah, what do you think about his music?
Andrea: [passionate] Completely spiritual...!
Cybil: Congratulations. You discovered life beyond MTV.
Andrea: [smile fades, dismay] I think I'm going to be sick.
[rushing off]
Cybil: [quietly re-directing Andrea who is headed wrong way] That way.
[...]
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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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One Step Forward
Performed by The Jon Kahn Band
Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Kahn
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A poor excuse for a film adaptation....
26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Do yourself a favor and read the book before you try to watch this movie. After watching it I felt like they tried to turn this incredible and moving work of fiction into an episode of My So-Called Life. The book this screenplay is loosely based on is so much more powerful than this bland film version. The main character was heinously miscast, she brings no depth to the role whatsoever. You end up being annoyed by her, instead of identifying with her in any meaningful way. And you never find out enough about the supporting cast to understand what's going on with them. In my opinion the entire point of the novel was completely missed. I was terribly disappointed.


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