17 user 15 critic

Big Girls Don't Cry (2002)

Große Mädchen weinen nicht (original title)
Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events... See full summary »


Maria von Heland

On Disc

at Amazon

2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Maria Mühe ... Kati
Karoline Herfurth ... Steffi
Josefine Domes Josefine Domes ... Tessa
David Winter David Winter ... Carlos
Tillbert Strahl ... Klaus (as Tillbert Strahl-Schäfer)
Stefan Kurt ... Hans
Nina Petri ... Ann
Gabriela Maria Schmeide Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Ingrid
Matthias Brandt ... Jost
Teresa Harder ... Jeanette
Dieter Laser ... Herr Winter
Jennifer Ulrich ... Yvonne
Alma Leiberg Alma Leiberg ... Ramona
Chiara Steinmüller Chiara Steinmüller ... Lotte
Beata Lehmann ... Polizistin


Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events; mainly caused by Steffi finding out her father wasn't quite faithful to her mother, and the two girls getting hit by the consequences of her delirious revenge plans. When things get out of hand, the two girls find themselves in the middle of a mess, and Kati starts questioning whether or not Steffi is really so precious to her. Where will Steffi's plans of penalizing her father's "evil" lover will end up..? Will the girls' friendship be saved..? Written by Exiled Archangel®

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Sogar beste Freundinnen teilen nicht alle Geheimnisse. (Even best girl friends don't share every secret) See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language, drug use and some violence - all involving teens | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]





Release Date:

24 October 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Girls Don't Cry See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Film debut of Anna Maria Mühe and Jennifer Ulrich. See more »


Written by Eric Holland and Jessica Congdon
Performed by Conkovel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

pretty good movie of pretty girls turn pretty mean
25 August 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Kati and Steffi are lifelong best friends. Yvonne gives Jochen a blow job which pisses off the girls. While out in a club, the girls see Steffi's father kissing an unknown woman. Steffi plans revenge on the woman and the girls track her down. Her name is Tessa. Yvonne reveals to Steffi that she's beaten at home and plans to do porno for the money to runaway to Paris. Steffi sets Tessa to sing for Carlos and then tricks her to see the pornographer. The guy tries to rape Tessa and Kati rescues her. It turns out that Tessa's mom is having the affair with Steffi's father. She goes to confront Steffi and her family. Yvonne goes missing and Steffi won't say a word. Kati is concerned about Steffi as she goes on a downward spiral.

This is a pretty good movie about good girls turn mean girls. The two leads are pretty good. The actors are all pretty good. There is a few coincidences that bug me a little. The movie starts with a coincidence of the girls catching the father cheating. I'm not sure how the girls track the boots. The biggest coincidence is Kati saving Tessa. I'm sure why Kati is there. I like some of the edginess but the coincidences concern me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed