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Skipped Parts

Overview

In this comedy-drama, a teenage boy gets a crash course in the mysteries of love and sex. Lydia Callahan Jennifer Jason Leigh had her son Sam when she was only 14 years old. Now 14 himself, Sam Bug Hall finds himself in the small community of GroVont, WY, after his mother is run out of town by her own father R. Lee Ermey. While Lydia is helped through her transition by Hank Elkrunner Michael Greyeyes, Sam doesn't fit in at school and runs afoul of bully Dothan Talbot Brad Renfro. But he soon makes friends with ...
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Overview

In this comedy-drama, a teenage boy gets a crash course in the mysteries of love and sex. Lydia Callahan Jennifer Jason Leigh had her son Sam when she was only 14 years old. Now 14 himself, Sam Bug Hall finds himself in the small community of GroVont, WY, after his mother is run out of town by her own father R. Lee Ermey. While Lydia is helped through her transition by Hank Elkrunner Michael Greyeyes, Sam doesn't fit in at school and runs afoul of bully Dothan Talbot Brad Renfro. But he soon makes friends with classmate Maurey Pierce Mischa Barton, who makes an unusual proposal: since she doesn't want to seem inexperienced when she loses her virginity, perhaps Sam could help her practice the finer points of sex. While Sam is more than willing to help, this arrangement creates complications that his fantasies about his Dream Girl Drew Barrymore have not prepared him for. Skipped Parts is based on the novel of the same name by Tim Sandlin.
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The production company Trimark had theatrical expectations for this title in 2001, but a test release failed to indicate there would be significant business for a coming-of-age saga set in 1963 Wyoming, even with the very hot Drew Barrymore and the always respected Jennifer Jason Leigh. Trimark did the right thing: Skipped Parts is not Summer of '42, and mainstream appeal would have been elusive. But as a video, Skipped Parts is perfectly acceptable fare, especially if viewers expect no more than a well-mounted cable television production. The low-key laughs are refreshingly sincere, with none of the gross-out factor that defines modern teen comedies, and the characterizations are oddly charming. Leigh is a bit over the top, but her fans expect that, and Barrymore is limited to a few camped-up cameos as the obscure object of desire, but it's still Barrymore in a nightgown. Viewers who don't expect much will be charmed, though an issue raised in an uncomfortable middle section could be touchy with some viewers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2001
  • UPC: 031398717935
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Vidmark / Trimark
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Jason Leigh Lydia Callahan
Bug Hall Sam Callahan
Mischa Barton Maurey Pierce
Peggy Lipton Laurabel Pierce
Brad Renfro Dothan Talbot
Drew Barrymore Dream Girl
Michael Greyeyes Hank Elkrunne
Alison Pill Charlotte
Angela Featherstone Delores
Technical Credits
Tamra Davis Director, Executive Producer
Mark Amin Executive Producer
Justine Baddeley Casting
Luis Colina Editor
Stewart Copeland Score Composer
Kimberly Davis Casting
Alison Dickey Producer
Michael R. Elliott Executive Producer
Ehud Ellman Asst. Director
Jennifer Jason Leigh Co-producer
Peter Marshall Co-producer
Aurora Ojeda Sound/Sound Designer
Sharon Oreck Producer
Claudio Rocha Cinematographer
Robin Schorr Co-producer
Ian D. Thomas Production Designer
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