A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.
A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Love, life, and the struggles of a mother bringing up a son in the the late 70's. The ignorance of a free spirit against the needs of a young man trying to find his true character and beliefs. Living in a bohemian household shared with 3 like minded spirited people to help pay the rent, his mother tries to establish bonds that he cannot deal with. She cannot deal with his inability to talk, and enlists the help of other females in his life to share the burden of his upbringing. Slowly life unravels for them all without understanding how. In spite of their perceived struggles, they all go on to live defined lives without any serious consequences.Written by
Dorothea is variously depicted discussing her stock portfolio with her son Jamie, quoting NYSE share prices in decimals, doing this in 1979. However, the switch to decimal from fractional stock prices in the U.S. did not occur until the year 2000. See more »
I think history has been tough on men.I mean, they can't be what they were,and they can't figure out what's next.
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Meh, Benning and the Soundtrack basically carry this bland film
This was a pretty dull and pointless self-indulgent film that was only made interesting thanks to Annette Benning's talent and the soundtrack (especially if you were ever into the punk scene). Other than that, most of the delivery is bland and dull, the story basically goes nowhere, and I didn't really care much about the characters fate (although I did smile when they talked about Abbie's ending).
The story basically revolves around the life of a teenage boy in suburban Southern California, who lives with his mom, two renters, including an artsy woman who gets him into the punk scene, and an aging hippy man who doesn't say much of interest. He also has a girl who is close to him, but doesn't have sex with him. However, she often talks about her other sexual partners, which is a source of obvious frustration for him.
There is really nothing special about this family at all, and their conflicts and "struggles" are so ordinary, so bland, so suburban, so narcissistic that I just didn't give a crap.
This might be appealing to those who remember the late 70's, and the punk scene, but otherwise, it's not worth your time.
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