That Night Reviews
Main adult characters are played by Juliette Lewis and C Thomas Howell, who put in decent performances. However, it is 11-year old Eliza Dushku, in her first movie, who steals the show with a sweet, remarkable performance. Supporting cast includes 13-year old Katherine Heigl, also in her first movie. Interesting to see the humble beginnings of these now-stars.
Great 60s soundtrack.
The film isn't cliche and cheesy like it seems to be. There's the romance between the older Sheryl and Rick, but it's not one of fairytales or teenage reality shows. It seems real and genuine, especially one that is of the times.
As for Dushku, her character is perfect and flawless. Her worries and faults are sensibly fitting and her parents are the same as well. They aren't too cookie cutter, and having that show in a film is slightly comforting.
The latter part of the film and the ending were surprising and heartfelt, and although I thought was a little cheesy in the beginning, I think it fit in excellently with the rest of the film.