Big city girl Caroline is new to a small town, she disregards her high school classmates, and then just for kicks starts a sexual relationship with her teacher, Mr. A. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer roaming the town, an industrial fire burning on the outskirts, and Thurston is mourning the loss of his best friend. As Thurston falls in love with Caroline, realities quickly catch up to all characters, and they are all going to have to mature or face the consequences.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for drug and alcohol use, sexual content, language and some violent images - all involving teens
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Did You Know?
The song Laura Lee dances to in the flash back is "Kool Thing" by Sonic Youth
. The movie's title comes from their 1988 album, though "Kool Thing" appeared on their 1990 album "Goo." A major character is named Thurston, which, continuing the theme, is likely taken from Thurston Moore
, the band's leader. See more
When Caroline and Barry argue, she accidentally throws the cup of coffee on the floor and breaks it. After the few seconds there are two cups on the table again. See more
I think you're cute and I want to go out with you.
References The Sweet Hereafter
Performed by Emily Haines See more