Beautiful Girls Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Beautiful Girls the Movie

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Slow but easy-going film highlights the differences between men, women, and relationships. A 10-year high school reunion brings together buddies Tommy (Dillon), Kev (Perlich), Paul (Rapaport), Mo (Emmerich), and Willie (Hutton). They ice-fish, drink, and talk about women (about whom they haven't a clue). All are smitten by Andera (Thurman), the gorgeous visiting cousin of another friend, and Willie becomes intrigued by Marty (Portman), his precociously tantalizing 13-year-old neighbor. The guys' whining gets annoying and the women are strictly secondary characters, but O'Donnell's tirade about fake femininity is just one of many amusing examples of smart dialogue. The Afghan Whigs are featured as the bar band.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Buddies, Generation X, Dream Girls, Minnesota, High School Reunions, Singles
Scott Rosenberg
Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Michael Rapaport, Max Perlich, Noah Emmerich, Lauren Holly, Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman, Mira Sorvino, Martha Plimpton, Rosie O'Donnell, Annabeth Gish, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sam Robards, David Arquette, Anne Bobby, Richard Bright
Adam Kimmel
Ted (Edward) Demme
David A. Stewart
Cary Woods, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Cathy Konrad, Woods Entertainment, Miramax

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