Girls Town (1995)
This gripping and realistic feminist drama tells the story of three adolescent girls struggling to assert themselves in a world still dominated by men. After Nikki commits suicide as the result of a brutal rape, her three friends seek justice by taking on her violator.
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Critic Reviews for Girls Town
As a male writer-director, McKay proves to be extremely sensitive to the feeling and words of working-class women (Lili Taylor among them), determined to establish their self-worth as well as to fight against the social ills of the oppressive system
Taylor, Harris and Grace come up with some watchable, genuine moments. But they're often too involved in themselves; the movie indulges them too much.
The performances and the film's plausible handling of an unusual movie subject make Girls Town special.
Features good work from its performers.
I would like to see another movie in three or four years, about what has happened to these angry, gifted friends.
Holds appeal, partly because it could so easily have been an uplifting message movie but it refuses to be so simplistic.
An empowering feminist tale made authentic by the actresses participation in the scripting.
For all its flaws, this one gets extra points for having its uncertain head and heart in the same noble place.
The film often seems pointless and labored or overly contrived - and it certainly suffers from foul-language overload.
The film wanders around aimlessly like a ship without a rudder or a captain.
A mix of reality and zip that nicely conveys the heady atmosphere of almost-adult life.
Audience Reviews for Girls Town
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