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Coming Soon (1999)

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The trials and tribulations of wealthy young Manhattanites and their sexual coming of age, a romantic comedy set at an Upper East Side prep school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Root ... Stream Hodsell
Gaby Hoffmann ... Jenny Simon
Tricia Vessey ... Nell Kellner
James Roday ... Chad
Bridget Barkan ... Polly
Mia Farrow ... Judy Hodsell
Ramsey Faragallah ... Wahid
Ellen Pompeo ... Upset Girl
Dmitry Lipkin Dmitry Lipkin ... Young Teacher
Jared Ryan Jared Ryan ... Petrus
Spalding Gray ... Mr. Jennings
Ryan Reynolds ... Henry Lipschitz
Leslie Lyles Leslie Lyles ... Vivien Simon
Candy Buckley ... Madame Aurevoir
Abigail Revasch ... Renee
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Storyline

Three young women come together in college and quickly determine that one has never had an orgasm, they quickly decide that they are going to make sure she has one (thus the not too subtle film title). The three then set out a sexual adventures. One takes up with a popular, arrogant boy who is of course more interested in his own pleasure than hers. Waiting in the wings is a sensitive outsider, who everyone immediately knows is the one who will float her boat. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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It's All About Feeling Good.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and dialogue involving teens, substance abuse and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coming Soon - Kommt sie, kommt sie nicht? See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,742, 14 May 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,742, 14 May 2000
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Stream Hodsell: Je veux l'orgasme. That means, I want an orgasm.
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Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

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Getting Scared
Written by Imogen Heap, Guy Sigsworth
Performed by Imogen Heap
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An important subject, but poorly executed.
2 December 2008 | by Bridgchick01See all my reviews

"Coming Soon" is a film about a clique of girls who essentially have been sold a lie. That is, the only way to be happy is to get into an Ivy League school, get your wealthy parents to give you anything you want, and be a sexual beast with your trophy boyfriend. What the girls eventually realize is that these goals are completely hollow. The Ivy League does not guarantee your a golden future, money doesn't buy you happiness, and sex without pleasure is cheap and meaningless. Therefore the girls go on a quest to discover the pleasure of life, and learn that breaking the mold is the only way to find fulfillment.

In its execution, the movie relies on "clever" but stilted dialogue, over-simplified world views, giant leaps of imagination, and a very childish way of getting a point across, i.e. ignoring logic.

I am quick to applaud the goals of this film. Women deserve to be just as satisfied as men, sexually and every other way. But the way the movie gets to this goal misses the mark by a long mile. For any serious movie connoisseur who likes movies like Shortbus, Fat Girl, well basically anything covered in IFC's "Indie Sex" documentary, it's worth a viewing. But I, like the main character after her first sexual encounter, was left unsatisfied.


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