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My Horrible Year! (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 4 July 2001
A teenage girl plots to keep her parents' marriage together, erroneously thinking they're considering divorce.



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Complete credited cast:
... Belinda Faulkner
... Nicola 'Nik' Faulkner
... 'Babyface' Hamilton
... Eugene 'Mouse' Donovan
... Zack Bomback
Jack Duffy ... Mr. Birdwell
Francesca Scorsone ... Edwina Funkhouser
Brian Heighton ... Donald Faulkner
... Himself
... Slow Moving Nun
... Wrestling Store Employee
Sandi Stahlbrand ... Female Reporter
... Sarah Jane
... Uncle Charlie
... Aunt Marion


After her favorite uncle passes away, fifteen year old Nik feels herself trapped in the world of braces, babysitting, crushes, and suburban life until she overhears a conversation between her parents. Now Nik is convinced that her father is having an affair with her widowed aunt and that her parents are going to announce a divorce on her sixteenth birthday. Despite the reassurances from her non-conformist friends, Babyface and Mouse, that divorce is not the end of the world, Nik will try anything to keep her parents together. Written by Max Vaughn

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »



Release Date:

4 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Annus Horribilis  »

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Mouse Donovan: [with admiration] I can't believe how your dad lied like that. And right to your face! Man, he's a good liar.
Babyface Hamilton: Real good. Kinda scary.
Mouse Donovan: You know, I think that as a man, I need to become a better liar. Obviously it's helpful in certain situations.
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Wonderfully offbeat and loaded with wit.
8 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a charming little film, meant for kids I think.

The story is this; Nik (Allison Mack) is about to turn 16 and is

burdened with problems- her mom and dad (Karen Allen and a really funny

Brian Heighton) have hit financial hard times, and they are forced to

work at 'lesser' jobs until better times return. Also, Nik's uncle (Eric

Stoltz) has just died of a heart attack, and Nik thinks her dad is

fooling around with her sexy widowed aunt ( Mimi Rogers). But the

biggest drag is that Nik's mother recently had twins and Nik has to baby

sit them when Mom goes to work every day. It's a teenage girls

nightmare, but luckily she has some really great and funny friends that

bolster her (and us) whenever they're on screen.

It's basically teenage girl vs. the world, and from my point of view her

problems are very small, but like all teens, to her they seem

insurmountable. Consequently, sometimes I had a hard time caring about

her dilemma, but I did keep caring for her. Allison Mack gives a great

performance, deftly balancing comedy and (self involved) pathos- I

enjoyed her very much. I enjoyed the entire cast, to be honest.

There's a lot of odd moments and quirky laughs that came out of nowhere,

obviously they were trying to make more than just another teen film, and

for the most part they succeeded.

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