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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.


Eric Stoltz


P.J. McIlvaine
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Complete credited cast:
Karen Allen ... Belinda Faulkner
Allison Mack ... Nicola 'Nik' Faulkner
Caterina Scorsone ... 'Babyface' Hamilton
Dan Petronijevic ... Eugene 'Mouse' Donovan
J. Adam Brown ... Zack Bomback
Jack Duffy Jack Duffy ... Mr. Birdwell
Francesca Scorsone Francesca Scorsone ... Edwina Funkhouser
Brian Heighton Brian Heighton ... Donald Faulkner
Bret Hart ... Himself
Jackie Laidlaw ... Slow Moving Nun
Nicholas Carella ... Wrestling Store Employee
Sandi Stahlbrand Sandi Stahlbrand ... Female Reporter
Mary Wall ... Sarah Jane
Eric Stoltz ... Uncle Charlie
Mimi Rogers ... 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) See more »

Also Known As:

Annus Horribilis See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Babyface Hamilton: Divorce is not a bad word anymore, Nicky. You might even see more of your parents than you do already, like at the therapists!
Nik Faulkner: Therapist? I just got rid of my orthodontist!
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Actually a wonderful movie!
18 February 2003 | by karen-128See all my reviews

I must say it was such a relief to see a movie about teenagers where the

actors are REALLY TEENAGERS! Allison Mack stars as 'Nik Faulkner',

you'll recognize her from 'Smallville', and she was only 18 when she

made this film, and it shows- in a good way. She looks 15 and even has a

little layer of baby fat that she's since shed for Smallville, but she's

ADORABLE. Even though it's a completely different genre, I liked this as

much as 'Smallville'; the side-characters of Babyface and Mouse are

realistic and funny and even kind of moving. The adults are good too but

they didn't really have much to do, as it's told from the kids point of

view. What's nice is that it's a film about loners and the gulf between

children and their parents, but there's no bitter irony or bad attitudes

present. These kids are deep and trying to become better people which is

something not seen in too many films for and about kids.

I loved it!

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