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Mascara (1999)

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In Linda Kandel's comedy-drama Mascara, three friends find themselves dealing with the not always enjoyable prospect of turning 30 at a time when their lives are already unstable. Rebecca (Ione Skye) has trouble holding a steady job and has gone though a long series of affairs with older men. Her latest boyfriend, Nick (Steve Jones), is a middle-aged photographer who shows a less than wholesome interest in his ripening teenage daughter. Laura (Lumi Cavazos) has just ended a seven-month marriage with Donnie (Steve Schub), who helpfully maxed out all her credit cards before she dumped him. Laura works as a therapist, but she doesn't have much patience with other people's problems at the moment. And Jennifer (Amanda de Cadenet) has separated from her husband after discovering he had a mistress for a short time. Jennifer's response is to throw herself into a series of one-night stands with casual acquaintances and relative strangers -- one of whom she beats when their lovemaking gets too rough for Jennifer's liking. Mascara also features a supporting performance from Karen Black as Rebecca's Aunt Eloise, who has a habit of telling her what she either already knows or doesn't want to hear.
Rating:
R (for language and sexual content)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Phaedra Cinema

Cast

Ione Skye
as Rebecca
Steven Schub
as Donnie
Tara Subkoff
as Daphne
Corey Page
as Andrew
Karen Black
as Aunt Eloise
Ivonne Coll
as Laura's Mother
Larry Moss
as Laura's Father
Karen Wright
as Hippie Hostess
Ken Davitian
as Rebecca's Boss
Richard Morrison
as Bank Officer
Maya McLaughlin
as Tracy Guttman
Megan Odabash
as Yoga Woman
Gladys Jimenez
as Angelica
Joe Baiza
as Jazz Musician
Sal Jenco
as Hugh
Doug Spimuzza
as Repo Man
Amanda Anka
as Waitress
Jonathan Luria
as Acting Teacher
Rick Dubov
as Doctor
Patrick Firpo
as Rebecca's Father
Joyce Driscoll
as Midwife
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All Critics (1)

A rare mature film about free-thinking adults, and one that treats its characters with an open mind and a big heart.

Full Review… | May 28, 2003
TheFilmFile.com

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