The Rachel Papers (1989)
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as Charles Highway
as Rachel Noyce
as Gordon Highway, Cha...
as Mrs. Seth-Smith
as Sir Herbert
as Dr. Knowd, Oxford D...
as Mrs. Tauber
as Chris Minor
as Tauber Academy Assis...
as Charlotte Highway
as Peppermint Park Wait...
as Valentine Minor
as Rachel's Friend
as Mr. Greenchurch
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Critic Reviews for The Rachel Papers
It has a brisk, well-turned-out quality that augurs well for Harris, the son of Richard Harris. Helping set and maintain the film's smart tone is Chaz Jankel and David Storrs' deft, trendy score.
Director Damian Harris isn't able to capture the book's special charms, and resorts to having his young hero address the camera to keep the viewer in the picture.
The result is without dramatic or moral weight, despite Highway's contrived comeuppance, and it's impossible to care about the characters.
Pryce gives one of the year's most refreshingly uninhibited performances as the boy's weird, postmodern hippie brother-in-law Norman. And Fletcher is a genuine star. His devilish precocity makes The Rachel Papers a bracing treat.
Captures the brash boldness of the novel, but not the literary wit. A misguided affair.
Audience Reviews for The Rachel Papers
All except the main character are played by good actors, does that make sense? The story is realistic, but kinda boring, an the main character annoys me. Overall, it's okay.
This movie was funny,and also showed the truth that love hurts!
A very truthful look at relationships between young adults. The ending is sad and very real. I liked Skye alright, but the main character could have been played by a better actor, maybe Spader? Spader has a tiny part in this movie, he's got like one line. Overall a so-so movie.
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