6.4/10
956
28 user 25 critic

Whatever (1998)

R | | Drama | 10 July 1998 (USA)
A teen faces her impending adulthood in the carefree sex and drug revolution years of the early 80's prior to fears of AIDS. She lives with her bitter, divorced mother and her sadistic kid ... See full summary »

Director:

Susan Skoog

Writer:

Susan Skoog
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Whatever (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Story of a man whose misanthropy goes out of control due to a business trip together with a colleague.

Director: Philippe Harel
Stars: Philippe Harel, José Garcia, Philippe Bianco
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When her father goes out of town, beautiful A-student Natalie lets best friends Jeff and Polly move in. Separately and together, the trio of young teens learn much about life, love, and growing up.

Director: Linda Feferman
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Byron Thames, Maddie Corman
Caught (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Joe and Betty run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Enter the drifter Nick, who takes a job in the store and a place in their home. He proceeds to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young
Stars: Edward James Olmos, Maria Conchita Alonso, Arie Verveen
After Life (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A cynical young woman learns to deceive people into believing she can communicate with their dead loves ones, but soon finds herself enmeshed with a family grieving over a missing wife and mother.

Director: Scott R. Thompson
Stars: Gretchen Joy, Daniel Roebuck, Ben Easter
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Matthew Modine, Callum Blue, Adam Baldwin
BlackMale (2000)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two desperate con men attempt to blackmail a psychotic doctor who may just be a serial killer.

Directors: George Baluzy, Mike Baluzy
Stars: Bokeem Woodbine, Roger Rees, Justin Pierce
Anyone But Me (TV Series 2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When 16 year old Vivian McMillan has to move from New York City to the suburbs, her relationships, past and present, are tested. And her identity goes through seismic changes. The daughter ... See full summary »

Stars: Rachael Hip-Flores, Nicole Pacent, Jessy Hodges
Smiley (2012)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved "smiley" on his face, a mentally fragile teenager must figure out if she is going insane - or if she could be the next victim.

Director: Michael J. Gallagher
Stars: Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson
Neal Cassady (2007)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of what happened to Neal Cassady after Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" came out. Deals primarily with Neal's relationship to his fictional alter-ego, Dean Moriarty.

Director: Noah Buschel
Stars: Tate Donovan, Amy Ryan, Glenn Fitzgerald
Mars I (2010)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The discovery of life on Mars places a robotic expedition and a manned mission in a race to the Red Planet. On the way we discover that love - biological, spiritual, and even mechanical - can flourish in all kinds of ways.

Director: Geoff Marslett
Stars: Mark Duplass, Zoë Simpson Dean, Paul Gordon
Drama

A tale of sacrifice and showmanship told through rival doctors in the old west.

Director: Guy Malim
Stars: Nestor Carbonell, Liza Weil, Shawn Hatosy
Short | Comedy

In an economically diverse suburb, this darkly comedic series exposes what is behind the slights, insults, and bad behavior moms perpetrate on each other as they attempt to raise their kids

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liza Weil ... Anna Stockard
Chad Morgan ... Brenda Talbot
Frederic Forrest ... Mr. Chaminski
Kathryn Rossetter ... Carol Stockard
Marc Riffon Marc Riffon ... Martin
Dan Montano Dan Montano ... Zak
John Gleeson Connolly ... John Woods (as John G. Connolly)
Gary Wolf ... Eddie
Tony Torn Tony Torn ... Mr. Stanley
Trey Compton Trey Compton ... Sam
Joe Mantragna Joe Mantragna ... Chris
Matt Rumbaugh Matt Rumbaugh ... Tony
Jim Neville Jim Neville ... Rob
Garret Spencer Garret Spencer ... Joe
Destiny Matranga Destiny Matranga ... Lynn
Edit

Storyline

A teen faces her impending adulthood in the carefree sex and drug revolution years of the early 80's prior to fears of AIDS. She lives with her bitter, divorced mother and her sadistic kid brother. Looking forward to a life based on her passion for art, she nevertheless gets in with the partying crowd which causes her to miss deadlines and poor grades which jeapordizes her future. Ultimately she ends up losing her virginity to an older artist wanna-be who she has had a long standing crush on. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

1981. In an era of just say no, they said yes.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive teen drug and alcohol use, language including sexual dialogue, sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Sony Classics

Country:

France | USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

10 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bánomisén See more »

Filming Locations:

Red Bank, New Jersey, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$307,037

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$307,037
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Sam can be seen in at least two scenes wearing Batman: The Animated Series pajamas. BTAS debuted in 1992. Whatever takes place in 1981. See more »

Crazy Credits

The filmmakers would like to express their deepest gratitude and thanks to all who gave their time, their artistry, their technical abilities, their equipment, their clothes, their homes, their furniture, their cars, their food, their pets, their children, their offices, their copy machines, their phones, their pillows and blankets, their credit limits, their lungs, their patience, their marriages, their political influence, their good reputations, their physical health and most of all their good will that made the production of this film possible. See more »

Connections

References Batman: The Animated Series (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I Should've Known
Written and Performed by Aimee Mann
Courtesy of DGC Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent coming-of-age film
16 June 2002 | by wmadavisSee all my reviews

I don't think I'd ever heard of this film, but it caught my eye in a table of used videos for sale. I enjoy the TV show Gilmore Girls and recognized Liza Weil on the cover. What a gem this film is! It's not "entertaining" like most escapist films, it's a fairly realist look into the life of a girl who may have a future or who may slide into a miserable life of drugs and drink, perhaps even crime. I found it engrossing, and marveled at Liza Weil, so little utilized in the TV programs I've seen her in. Frederick Forrest also stands out as an enthusiastic art teacher, and I enjoyed how the ex-con was more than a stereotype.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 28 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed