Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

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Director: Maria Maggenti

Cast: Laurel Holloman, Nicole Ari Parker, Kate Stafford

     
 

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This endearing romantic comedy about two high school girls, blue collar tomboy Randy (Laurel Holloman) and privileged, popular Evie (Nicole Ari Parker), was the first mainstream success for director Maria Maggenti, who chronicles the odd couple's relationship from tentative first steps to full-blossoming romance. Cast almost entirely with newcomers, The IncrediblySee more details below

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This endearing romantic comedy about two high school girls, blue collar tomboy Randy (Laurel Holloman) and privileged, popular Evie (Nicole Ari Parker), was the first mainstream success for director Maria Maggenti, who chronicles the odd couple's relationship from tentative first steps to full-blossoming romance. Cast almost entirely with newcomers, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love brings Randy's family (a lesbian aunt and an assortment of current and past partners), Evie's well-heeled and overprotective mother (Stephanie Barry), and a collection of friends, enemies, one ex-boyfriend (Andrew Wright), and one unsatisfactory affair (Maggie Moore) into the mix, balancing the excitement and passion of adolescent romance with the pitfalls of social and familial rejection. Maintains a light and quirky tone throughout, reminiscent in many ways of the teen comedies of John Hughes.

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All Movie Guide - Genevieve Williams
An uneven but heartfelt romantic comedy, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love is, at its core, an incredibly affectionate and sincere portrayal of adolescent first love. While the plot is informed by the fact that the lovers in question are, in this case, female, the film's most honest and believable moments are those between its two main characters -- tomboyish, earthy Randy (Laurel Holloman) and privileged, intellectual Evie (Nicole Ari Parker). There are a couple of expected set pieces; Randy invites Evie to dinner with her family, which consists of an aunt, a partner, and an ex, and Evie comes out to her friends, who, somewhat predictably, entirely fail to understand. The somewhat farcical ending feels tacked on, as though writer Maria Maggenti wasn't sure where to take the story after Evie's overprotective mother (Stephanie Berry) discovers her daughter and Randy in bed, but its final moments are of a piece with the rest of the film, which shares its emotional honesty and realistic portrayal of adolescents with the best teen comedies of John Hughes.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
UPC:
0794043433436
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurel Holloman Randy Dean
Nicole Ari Parker Evie
Kate Stafford Rebecca Dean
Sabrina Artel Vicky
Maggie Moore Wendy
Toby Poser Lena
Nelson Rodriguez Frank
Andrew Wright Hayjay
Stephanie Berry Evelyn Roy
Lillian Kiesler Old Lady #1
Maryette Charlton Old Lady #2

Technical Credits
Maria Maggenti Director,Screenwriter
Betsy Alton Art Director
Steven Borne Musical Direction/Supervision
Terry Dame Score Composer
Zoe Oka Edwards Associate Producer
Susan Graef Editor
Karen Graff Asst. Director
Heidi Griffiths Casting
Dolly Hall Producer
Mark Hiusman Associate Producer
Cheryl Hurwitz Costumes/Costume Designer
Melissa Painter Associate Producer
A. John Rath Co-producer
Tami Reiker Cinematographer
Ginger Tougas Production Designer

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