Beautiful Girls

Beautiful Girls

4.8 5
Director: Ted Demme

Cast: Ted Demme, Timothy Hutton, Matt Dillon, Noah Emmerich

     
 

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A high-school reunion in a snowy New England town brings together a diverse band of former classmates. They include NYC pianist Willie Timothy Hutton who has found only small success playing night clubs and is considering taking a job as a supply salesman. While in town, Willie, who is having relationship problems with his girlfriend, finds himself becoming friends… See more details below

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A high-school reunion in a snowy New England town brings together a diverse band of former classmates. They include NYC pianist Willie Timothy Hutton who has found only small success playing night clubs and is considering taking a job as a supply salesman. While in town, Willie, who is having relationship problems with his girlfriend, finds himself becoming friends with 13 year-old Marty Natalie Portman. Then there's Tommy Matt Dillon, the aging jock who though seriously involved with Sharon Mira Sorvino, cannot resist the occasional walk down memory lane by sleeping with the former prom-queen Darian Lauren Holly, who is married but believes that her husband won't find out. Paul Michael Rapaport is dumped by his waitress girlfriend Jan Martha Plimpton, in part because of the swimsuit-clad supermodels plastered all over his walls. Paul then becomes attracted to Andera Uma Thurman, who is visiting her cousin Stinky Pruitt Taylor Vince, a local tavern owner. Also among the group -- Gina Rosie O'Donnell, who fancies herself a feminist counselor and who, in one of the film's highlights, delivers a poignant rant against how magazines present unrealistic images of women.

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Ted Demme's schmaltzy buddy romance picture amasses some good Hollywood faces, new and old. From the tender-aged teen sensation Natalie Portman to resident weirdo David Arquette to Hollywood vets Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, and Uma Thurman, the strength of this film is its cast -- though the performances themselves are often overwrought and sometimes exceedingly corny. Rosie O'Donnell's loudmouth busybody and Michael Rappaport's bumbling wiseacre practically steal the show. Demme borrows touches from Barry Levinson's Diner but also gives a contemporary polish to the subject matter. This film gets very few high marks for originality and substance, but it doesn't really garner any low ones either. On the whole, it's a playful piece of lighthearted fodder.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2013
UPC:
0096009024819
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Echo Bridge
Time:
1:52:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Hutton Willie Conway
Matt Dillon Tommy (Birdman) Rowland
Noah Emmerich Michael (Mo) Morris
Annabeth Gish Tracy stover
Michael Rapaport Paul Kirkwood
Lauren Holly Darian Smalls
Mira Sorvino Sharon Cassidy
Uma Thurman Andera
Natalie Portman Marty
Rosie O'Donnell Gina Barrisano
Max Perlich Kev
Martha Plimpton Jan
Pruitt Taylor Vince Stanley (Stinky) Womack
Anne Bobby Sarah Morris
Richard Bright Dick Conway
Sam Robards Steve Rossmore
David Arquette Bobby Conway

Technical Credits
Ted Demme Director
Maria Baker Set Decoration/Design
Alan C. Blomquist Co-producer
Lucy W. Corrigan Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Davis Production Designer
Tracy Doyle Set Decoration/Design
Tony Jannelli Cinematographer
Adam Kimmel Cinematographer
Josh King Asst. Director
Cathy Konrad Executive Producer
Peter Rogness Art Director
Scott Rosenberg Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Margery Simkin Casting
Dave Stewart Score Composer
Joel Stillerman Associate Producer
James Thornton Sound/Sound Designer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Jeffery Wolf Editor
Cary Woods Producer

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