Underrated gem. All three leads--Thurman, Lewis, and Rowlands--give absolutely flawless performances. Not for a second was I not convinced that Uma & Juliette were typical mid-late 80's Jersey girls. They have the accent, makeup, clothes, and especially hair down cold. And Rowlands, who plays Thurman's mother, is fantastic as always, and her storyline with Ben Gazzara is sweet without being maudlin. How Mira Nair got the feel of this era totally spot on is really impressive--she nailed it. Highly, highly recommended.