Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even (1992)

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Joan Micklin Silver tries her mighty best to wring something substantial out of Frank Mugavero's banal sit-com screenplay concerning the effect of divorce on the divorced parents' off-spring. Hillary Wolf stars as Laura Chartoff, a lonely thirteen-year-old girl who is the victim of multiple parental divorces and remarriages. She lives with her current stepfather Keith Powers (David Strathairn), a cool businessman, and her flighty, self-absorbed mother Melinda (Margaret Whitton). Her biological father David (Griffin Dunne) is a struggling artist separated from his second wife Barb (Patricia Kalember) and is now living with a younger woman Stephanie (Adrienne Shelley), who is pregnant with twins. After a fight with her mother and stepfather, Laura runs away to a rustic cabin in the woods being built by her older stepbrother Josh (Dan Futterman). When she spots Keith and Melinda walking up the road to the cabin, Laura dashes off into the forest. Reported missing, all of the members of Laura's extended family converge at the cabin to try to find her.
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy , Kids & Family
Directed By: Joan Micklin Silver
Written By: Melissa Goddard , Mark Goddard , Frank Mugavero
In Theaters: wide
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Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Adrienne Shelly
as Stephanie
Jenny Lewis
as Corrine
Jessica Seely
as Emma/Jessie
Jim Haynie
as Sheriff
Ivory Ocean
as Teacher
Samir Kamoun
as Driver
Buck Kartalian
as Dog Owner
Keith MacKechnie
as Patrolman
Lori June Moore
as The Concerned Camper
Joseph D'Angerio
as Mr. Zordani
Cory Danziger
as Leonard
Sean Blackman
as 1st Runaway Boy
Denis Heames
as 2nd Runaway Boy
Joann Passantino
as Runaway Girl
Marc Grapey
as Employee
Shaggy Murphy
as 1st Kid
Reilly Murphy
as 2nd Kid
Harmony Murphy
as 3rd Kid
Michael Murphy
as 4th Kid
Ethan Flinders
as 5th Kid
Bill Erickson
as 1st Trooper
Salomon Marx
as 2nd Trooper
Paul Short
as 3rd Trooper
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I think I watched this movie about 10 years too late. Most of it was okay, but I could not decide who was really being the brat in the movie, the daughter or the parents?

Stacy Mann
Stacy Mann

"Step Kids" morphed into this. Not that great.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Decent early 90's film where they tried to take one of the Home Alone supporting children and make her the next big thing (didn't pan out too well, I suppose). Anyways, she is stuck with way too many step-whatevers and focuses on gaining the attention of her two natural parents. Some quirky moments throughout this film, but it's heavily dated and not as good as it once was when watching it at a younger age.

Jason Duron
Jason Duron

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