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My American Cousin (1985)

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A 12-year-old Canadian girl comes of age thanks to American rock music in this comedy-drama from director Sandy Wilson. The somewhat repressed Sandy Wilcox (Margaret Langrick) is visited by her cousin Butch (John Wildman), a handsome young man from the U.S.A. who passes his favorite musical tracks along to his impressionable younger relative. As the two begin to form a bond, Butch's true mischevious nature is revealed.

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Cast

Margaret Langrick
as Sandy Wilcox
John Wildman
as Butch Walker
Richard Donat
as Maj. Wilcox
Jane Mortifee
as Kitty Wilcox
T.J. Scott
as Lenny McPhee
Camille Henderson
as Shirley Darling
Babs Chula
as Mr. Walker
Terry Moore
as Mrs. Walker
Micki Maunsell
as Granny Wilcox
Nicola Cavendish
as Gladys Rutherford
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An energetic and authentic portrait of a 12-year-old girl's coming of age that reveals the mixed feelings young people have about sex, rebellion, independence, and self-esteem

August 18, 2004 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Spirituality and Practice

The film works a gentle spell around its viewer, and ends up leaving an unexpected lasting impression.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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