Girl

Girl

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Director: Jonathan Kahn

Cast: Dominique Swain, Sean Patrick Flanery, Summer Phoenix

     
 

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Dominique Swain stars as spoiled, small-town high-school senior, 18-year-old Andrea Marr, who lives with her parents in an upscale suburb of Porter City, Washington -- where Andrea and her gal pals make the scene at various concerts and clubs. Before the summer ends and an Ivy League school takes her East, the virginal and somewhat confused Andrea hopes to achieve…  See more details below

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Dominique Swain stars as spoiled, small-town high-school senior, 18-year-old Andrea Marr, who lives with her parents in an upscale suburb of Porter City, Washington -- where Andrea and her gal pals make the scene at various concerts and clubs. Before the summer ends and an Ivy League school takes her East, the virginal and somewhat confused Andrea hopes to achieve sexual satisfaction. She chooses Kevin (Channon Roe), but the encounter isn't quite what she was expecting, perhaps because she's more attracted to rocker Todd Sparrow (Sean Patrick Flanery). Absorbing advice from her friend Rebecca (Summer Phoenix), she plots a course of action and drops Kevin. After she succeeds in linking with her one-and-only, it's not long before she's disappointed to find that Sparrow has flown the coop. Swain's effective voiceover narration contrasts her careful plans with her impulsive actions. Shown in the market section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

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An otherwise inconsequential tale of a privileged high school senior's dalliances with rock & roll groupiedom, Girl achieves a measure of interest by gathering a who's who of young actresses just before they became known names. Lolita's Dominique Swain is the titular lass, and she's flanked by a punked-out Tara Reid, as well as Selma Blair, Portia de Rossi, and Summer Phoenix. These debutants give it their best shot, but the script dangles them in a story that tries to tackle the high-school social order, hero worship, teen suicide, and the failing loyalties of friendship, all against a Pacific Northwest music scene that already feels dated by the film's 1998 release. The dialogue is immature, especially Swain's hasty narration, which reads too much like teenybopper diary entries -- even when that's what it's supposed to be. Populated with character types rather than characters, Girl is heavy on suggestions of universal truth -- right down to its presumptuously overreaching title -- and light on believable examples of same. But its appeal to viewers who find themselves in a similar station of life shouldn't be underestimated, nor should the wealth of talented young actresses, making more promising strides toward maturation than their characters.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2001
UPC:
0043396048577
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dominique Swain Andrea Marr
Sean Patrick Flanery Todd Sparrow
Summer Phoenix Rebecca
Tara Reid Cybil
Selma Blair Darcy
Portia de Rossi Carla
Channon Roe Kevin
Christopher Kennedy Masterson Richard
David Moslow Greg
Rosemary Forsyth Mother
James Karen Father
Richard Hillman Luke

Technical Credits
Jonathan Kahn Director
Floyd Albee Art Director
Michael Burns Executive Producer
Marc Butan Executive Producer
Chris Hanley Producer
Gillian Hutshing Editor
Michael Alan Kahn Co-producer
Donald Kushner Executive Producer
Magda Lavandez-Berliner Production Designer
Peter Locke Executive Producer
Anne McCarthy Associate Producer,Casting
Phil Mittleman Executive Producer
Jeff Most Producer
Tami Reiker Cinematographer
John Saviano Co-producer
Michael Tavera Score Composer
David E. Tolchinsky Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Mary Vernieu Casting,Co-producer
Brad Wyman Producer

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Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so me and incredible. I love this movie because its feel good, and its funny but dramamtic at the same time. It has some really good acting and music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As you watch ''Girl'', you realize that perhaps those inner thoughts you always had but somewhat disregarded because you felt they were embarrassing and unique to your own embarrassing self, well, perhaps they are not quite as unique as you once thought. The girl on the screen is me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE best film I have ever seen!! You feel just like Andrea when you watch it and she remind you a little of ''My so called life''. Plus lot of good music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh me and my best friend used to be just like andrea, we both said screw it we will just do who ever comes along just like she does in the movie. Dominique is definitly one of my favorite actresses!! I have to buy this movie!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite movies,it has great music in it and when your watching it, you can't help but know what she is going through,if you were ever a teenage girl in love and never knowing the right thing to say or do.A must see movie. After seeing this Domaniqua Swain has become my favorite actress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the book first and was very excited to see that they made it into a movie. It brings you in and you on some level understand what she is going through. The movie is just as good as the book. It has great music in it as well.