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Sassy Pants (2012)

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Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.

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Coley Sohn

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Coley Sohn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Gunn ... June Pruitt
Ashley Rickards ... Bethany Pruitt
Martin Spanjers ... Shayne Pruitt
Drew Droege ... Michael Paul
Rene Rosado ... Hector
Carlos Pratts ... Hector's Homie
Jenny O'Hara ... Grandma Pruitt
Diedrich Bader ... Dale Pinto
Maynor Alvarado ... Gangsta Wannabe
Soledad St. Hilaire ... Hector's Mom
Sabrena No'mani Sabrena No'mani ... Chola #1
Angie Teodora Dick ... Chola #2 (as Angela Dick)
M.D. Walton ... Officer Sneed
Haley Joel Osment ... Chip Hardy
Shanna Collins ... Brianna
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Desperate to get out from under her overprotective mother, a home-schooled teen runs off to live with her dad, and forms a bond with his much-younger boyfriend.

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Home is where the harm is.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Virada de Bethany See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Based on "Boutonniere," Coley Sohn's award winning short film which premiered at Sundance in 2009. See more »

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When Hector returns from Marine boot camp his hair is as long as it was before, though combed differently, rather than close-cropped as one might expect. See more »

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June Pruitt: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Pruitt Home School Class of 2011!
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Blair Witch Project (1999) (2016) See more »

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Der Dey Go
Written by Cortland Davis
Performed by Cortland Davis (as Young Mennace)
Courtesy of Inthegroovemusic
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Growing up and moving on against the odds--quirky times ten
6 December 2013 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Sassy Pants (2012)

In a way this is a simple story: a pretty young 18 year old girl growing up in an obsessively sheltered home with her mom tries to finally leave home. Her dad is a loser but a fun guy living across town. The world seems against her, but she rises up little by little.

So what sustains this story, which has few surprises, surprisingly, is the style of acting chosen. Because everything is deliberately campy and excessive. No one is quite real except the girl, played by Ashley Rickards, who is wonderfully real and adorable in the way you'd sort of hope your daughter might turn out. Naturally you are on her side and the rest of the world is an obstacle course. Even the likable dad is a problem because he is a drunk and shows generally bad judgement.

It's the dad's new partner in life who stirs up the movie, but you'll have to see about that yourself. If you get that far. I found the exaggerations all along not quite funny, but just an excuse for some sorry acting. Or an excuse for not having a larger idea of how to fill the movie up. I could see this becoming a cult classic with some fixes here and there.

And with a more interesting plot. With all the bending of norms here, the plot could have survived a few huge and funny and engaging twists. Once you get the style and the general direction of events, it just plods to the end.


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