All Over Me (1997)



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A teenage lesbian comes-of-age in this drama. Claude (Alison Folland) is a raw-boned girl graduating from high school. She spends all the time she can with her beautiful friend Ellen (Tara Subkoff). Ellen has lately gotten a new boyfriend, and has less time for their previous intimacy. Claude has a part-time job at a pizza joint in her multiracial neighborhood in New York City, and makes friends there, and in her neighborhood. Gay newcomer Luke, with whom she shares her dream of becoming a rock musician, is among her most recent acquaintances. Realizing finally that Ellen will not return her affections and that her own affections are lesbian in nature, she slowly develops the courage to act on her feelings, and she hesitantly goes to a lesbian bar, where she meets Lucy (Leisha Hailey), an older woman who can simultaneously offer her sexual guidance and help Claude with her musical aspirations.
R (adult situations/language, sex)
Drama , Romance , Gay & Lesbian
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New Line Home Entertainment


Wilson Cruz
as Jesse
Pat Briggs
as Luke
Ann Dowd
as Claude's Mom
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Critic Reviews for All Over Me

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

Though the main charcater is lesbian, Sichel's gritty youth melodrama is so rich in ideas amd so roght in its texture that it goes beyond a coming-out ot even a lesbian-themed story.

Full Review… | June 29, 2006
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Given great lyrical force by Folland, it comes closer to unlocking the secret lives of girls than any other recent American movie.

October 3, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Sichel is just great with her cast.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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A confident first feature.

December 31, 1999
New York Times
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Its blunt reprocessing of contemporary sacred cows in film realism ... rings false, the work of a user opting out of the imagination business.

December 31, 1999
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Less successful at portraying indecision than it is at inducing boredom.

December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for All Over Me


Not the best lesbian movie I've seen but by far not the worst!! You can only try so hard and so much till you have no choice but to move on!!

Tribal Grrl
Tribal Grrl

"All Over Me" was just an overall great film. The main character, played by Alison Folland, did a great job conveying the awkward, somewhat distant, and confusing teenage. I found the scene where Claude is "dancing" to Patti Smith's "Pissing in a River," is very emotional. At that moment is when the audience feels connected to Claude or at least wants to understand her and her pain. After seeing the movie I downloaded the whole soundtrack, which took some digging but totally worth it. Again "All Over Me" is a great film that can be watched over an over again without getting disconnected from it.

Ashley Durh
Ashley Durh

Loved this movie. Very moving and subtle. Great cast too. I'm surprised it wasn't more popular.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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