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Susan Skoog wrote and directed this coming-of-age tale set in a New Jersey suburb during the early '80s and seen from the viewpoint of sensitive, rebellious teen Anna Stockard (Liza Weil), who is passionate about art. Anna lives with her obnoxious kid brother and her lonely divorced mom Carol (Kathryn Rossetter), a bitter woman who dates a wealthy but elderly man in hopes escaping future poverty. With little acceptance at home, Anna is eager for life and she hangs out with her party-loving pal
Jul 10, 1998 Wide
Jan 26, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Skoog undermines the impact of her own film, but it still doesn't kill off the good performances by Weil and Morgan.
While Skoog loads the soundtrack with such can't-miss classics as the Pretenders' 'Mystery Achievement' and Blondie's 'The Hardest Part,' too much of her sluggish screenplay brings to mind another Blondie song, 'Will Anything Happen?'
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