Posted on 1/26/13 12:44 PM
Tatum O'Neil (Paper Moon, Bad News Bears) plays 15-year old Terry, who is spending her summer on summer camp. She meets 15-year old Angel (played by Kristy McNicol) and there is hate at first sight. Like two alpha males, they dare each other in different challenges for ultimately being elected the leader of the crowd.
The girls one day decide to compete who will lose their virginity first.
The movie is rather whimsy and girly, and it's most probably aimed at younger girl audiences. I cannot claim that the movie is bad, not just good, but the reason why I choose to rate this 50% instead of 60%, is because I don't like those petty morals about sex this movie radiated. Sure, a girl's virginity is nothing you should dare/bet away, but Angel met a guy she liked very much (played by a very young Matt Dillon). He obviously liked her too very much, so why did the filmmakers decide that the characters could not have sex more then once, because Angel's character "felt it was wrong". Apart from that, her character didn't seem like at catholic school girl...Odd.
Keep your eyes open and you'll spot a 14-year old Cynthia Nixon (from Sex & The City, you know), it's here she makes her movie debute as the hippie child "Sunshine".