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The Exploding Girl (2009)

Unrated | | Drama | 6 May 2010 (Germany)
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On a summer break from college, a young epileptic woman struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.

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Bradley Rust Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Kazan ... Ivy
Mark Rendall ... Al
Maryann Urbano Maryann Urbano ... Mom
Hunter Canning ... Cary
Margot Ruth Tenenbaum Margot Ruth Tenenbaum ... Cousin
Genevieve T. Eisner Genevieve T. Eisner ... Baby
Nichael Alexander Eisner Nichael Alexander Eisner ... Cousin's Husband (as Michael Alexander Eisner)
Caseyarnoux Charlot Caseyarnoux Charlot ... Doctor
Franklin Pipp Franklin Pipp ... Greg
Kay Goldberg Kay Goldberg ... Jennifer
Buddy Love Buddy Love ... Three-Legged Dog
Caroline Elaine Caroline Elaine ... Dog Owner
Steve Arriaga Steve Arriaga ... Dance Student (as Steve Arriaga)
Belinda Atchinson Belinda Atchinson ... Dance Student
Jordan Scovel ... Dance Student (as Jordan Boughrum)
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On a summer break from college, a young epileptic woman struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La chica explosiva See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,910, 5 March 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,705, 18 April 2010
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The title of the film is a play on a song (The Exploding Boy) which was on the b-side of the single "In Between Days" by The Cure. "In Between Days" had been used by the director and his wife as a title to a previous movie and so they decided to adapt "The Exploding Boy" to The Exploding Girl for the purpose of this film (as explained by the director himself on 14th Nov 2009 at the 50th International Film Festival of Thessaloníki, Greece). See more »

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References A Zed & Two Noughts (1985) See more »

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The Punch Fucking Drunk Fuck and the Fucking Goat
From the album 'Roughness and Toughness'
Written and Performed by Graveslime
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let's follow Zoe Kazan around
3 April 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ivy (Zoe Kazan) is epileptic and returns home to Brooklyn on summer break from college. Her friend Al joins her to sleep on her couch when his room is rented out by his parents. She struggles to stay in contact with boyfriend Greg. Greg gets into a car accident with his high school friend Rebecca and decides to stay with her in the hospital. Ivy starts hanging out with Al.

Don't get me wrong. Zoe Kazan is lovely. She's beautiful and has a charm about her. It doesn't mean that watching her alone for most of the movie is particularly exciting. She has some interesting phone calls. She really needs the second to be in more of the movie and he needs to be played by somebody more compelling. I understand the idea of being alone in a crowded city and losing one's connection. However, this movie lacks the drive to propel it.


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