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The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love [DVD]


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  • Actors: Laurel Holloman, Nicole Parker, Maggie Moore, Kate Stafford, Sabrina Artel
  • Directors: Maria Maggenti
  • Producers: Dolly Hall
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Cinema Club
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Mar. 2003
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008AWR9
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,351 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A lesbian romance from writer-director Maria Maggenti. Teenager Randy (Laurel Holloman) is a working class tomboy and Evie (Nicole Parker) is her well-to-do friend. As the two teens get to know each other better, their relationship blossoms, and soon a tender romance begins - but will they bow to the opposition of friends and family?

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This acclaimed coming-of-age comedy is the story of two teenagers who unexpectedly experience the excitement, surprise and romantic fantasy of first love. Randy (Laurel Holloman), a rebellious working class tomboy, meets the beautiful, well-to-do Evie (Nicola Parker) and the two girls discover a first love that affects their lives in ways they never imagined. Matter-of-fact, funny and sincere, The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love is the perfect date movie for all.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brrnrrd on 31 Mar. 2005
Format: DVD
I only took a liking to this film when I watched it with the director's commentary. It's an incredibly sweet story about a black girl from an upper middle classed background and a white girl from a working class background. The story isn't so complex, but then that's not what this film is about. It's incredibly sunny and optimistic, which at first seems unrealistic. For example, the ending is more like a comedy sketch, and a teenager dating a thirty-something broad seems really unlikely. But it's about coming out, finding your first love - and I think that is very well portrayed. Randy and Evie are remarkably cute, and I wonder why I haven't seen them elsewhere.
This is clearly a budget film - if you watch closely, you'll see there are about ten other people who wander around the school, but other than that the set is deserted. The acting is at times cheesy, but the only real culprit is the boyfriend of the Broad, who reminded me of Johnny Bravo without the bleach.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Acquafortis on 3 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
It is was a pleasant surprise finding out while watching the film that one of the main actresses is Laurel Holloman 10 years nearly before her appearance as Tina, a lesbian in L-Word.
Besides that, the story is about adolescent love where just to make things "easier" this so viscerally felt love is also a lesbian love.
The couple couldn't be more different. Different background, different upbringing, different way of looking at life, living life...different everything....and yet as one may say opposites attract.
The story is truly adventurous. If it had happened to me I do not know if I would have survived especially at that age, that is 17 going 18. At least this time is a happy ending, at least till where the film finishes...
Moments of pure ironic, humouristic, surreal confusion where the world seems to fall apart with no hope of putting it straight again (pun intended!). Just as it really happens when one is adolescent....and in love.
Fun to watch.
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By josie paige on 2 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD
havent watched it yet
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120 of 131 people found the following review helpful
Has appeal for heterosexuals too! 14 Feb. 2001
By Robin Orlowski - Published on Amazon.com
I reccently rented this movie and appreciated the way it avoided the overglossed perfect world trap that so many other love movies have stuck themselves in. Also it takes great care to avoid the preachy and heavy handed treatment given to many coming of age novels. The result: a dynamic product that anybody regardless of sexuality can relate to.

Sure, the title may make some progressives flinch (after all, how many male chauvinist fantasies have been built on the "amazing lesbian couple" theme), but I was really proud in the way this movie's script was handled and thought the movie was done very respectively and tastefully. These women seek pleasure only for themselves, and not for oogling spectators who would reduce them to an exotic item. They are natural and three dimensional beings who are trying to find their place in the world.

I am not very overly emotional about films, so I was unprepared for the crying that followed Evie and Randy's hidding. Because these women dared to be themselves, they encountered tremendous amounts of hatred and fear from their town. Whether it was the director's and writers intention or not, that part of the film was the most dramatic (I did not think it was comedic at all). It reminded me of the many publicized hate crimes against gays and lesbians.

Granted the independent nature of the film (as well as the subject matter) made it really difficult to accheive box office sucess. But the world's loss is the gain of devoted fans of all backgrounds who know caring relationships when we see it. Apparently our society is well in need of a wake up call that heterosexuality does not neccesarily equal a great and stable relationship.
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
A film to have a crush on 8 Nov. 1999
By Melissa (pantaloones@hotmail.com) - Published on Amazon.com
"Two Girls in Love" totally shifted my way of thinking when I was smack dab in the middle of my coming-out process. I must say that the girls, for the most part, had a much easier time with their 'first love' than seems realistic, but what the hell? It's a nice story. It's a sweet movie, it'll make you want to go make a pot of cocoa and snuggle up with your girlfriend. There just aren't enough compassionate, un-tormented lesbian films out there--- but this is ONE, and it's a good start. You'll like it! Tootles!
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
An unknown gem! 17 Aug. 2004
By Michael A. Newman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This is one of those movies that if you catch on cable, you start watching and then are drawn into. I first caught it from the middle while flipping channels and then checked when it would be on again so I could see the whole thing. It is a very different movie. A tomboy, (I can't remember what her name was so for this write-up I'll call her Shawn) who lives with a lesbian mother and is taunted by everybody at school. She also seems to be failing all her classes. One day a girl (Evie) from her school happens into her mother's gas station. On a whim, Shawn decides to see what Evie needs. Apparently there is a problem with her tire. Shawn is immediately attracted to Evie, who seems totally lost explaining her tire problem. Evie seems to notice how Sean is looking at her and after she leaves the station, they each start thinking about the other.

Evie is the opposite of Shawn. She is very attractive and hangs with the "in" crowd at school. Evie has an egotistical, pushy boyfriend and one day has a fight with him at school. She goes to the girls room and happens upon Shawn in the bathroom. She then pours her guts out to Shawn who is totally sympathetic.

Shawn then starts telling her family clan that Evie is her girlfriend, though nothing has happened yet. Shawn decides to get bold and writes Evie a note that she slips into Evie's locker at school. Evie finds the note and says nothing of it for several days, while thinking constantly about Shawn. Evie is battling her feelings for Shawn, worried that her snobbish girlfriends would look down on her if she even associated with Shawn.

Evie can take it no longer and goes to the gas station where she first met Shawn and strikes up a friendship. The friendship starts to slowly bloom over a period of time with the girls sharing caresses and kisses. When Evie's mother needs to go out of town for a weekend, the girls plan to take their relationship to the next step.

I don't want to give the rest of the movie away but just to say that it is fun with a few laughs thrown in.

The movie shows that just because someone is different, they can have the same feelings and desires as anyone else. This is well worth renting or setting your VCR, if it is again shown on cable.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Wonderfully Realistic Tale of 2 Girls in Love 17 July 2000
By "jeweliciem" - Published on Amazon.com
I was absolutely devoured by this film after the first scene. Laurel Holloman (Randy), is breathtaking. As is Nicole Parker (Evie), who you've probably seen in other films, one being "200 Cigarettes". A story of young love and the importance of finding out and embracing who you are. I recommend this movie for anyone, gay or straight. Invite your mate and hit the couch. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll enjoy.
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Low Budget, Big Value 8 Dec. 2005
By Robin L. McLaughlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I was browsing through and saw that some of the more recent reviews of this movie were ragging on the low budget quality of the film, which completely overlooks what it achieved. So I felt I needed to add my two cents on a lesbian film that will always hold a special place in my heart.

If I'm recalling correctly, the budget for the movie was somewhere around $50,000. For what many people spend on a car, Maria Maggenti was able to make an entire movie of much higher caliber than one would ever expect in a world of millions spent to make schlock. In fact, for size of the budget Maggenti had to work with, it's a cinematic masterpiece. Okay, maybe that's laying it on a bit thick, but hopefully gets my point across.

The directing and the acting by the two leads are actually fairly top notch for an independant film, and the lack of funds mostly shows in the details. The script and acting is a bit over the top in places, but then in a lot of ways it's supposed to be. Just look at the title of the movie. The movie lacks polish in pretty much all areas, but for a basically no-budget first attempt, that is easily forgiven.

The story is heartwarming and does a nice job of depicting two teenagers coming of age who are from two completely different worlds where neither of those worlds has much respect for the other. It's also a good look at first love and all that entails, whether those involved are straight or gay.

The scene where the mom comes home to find the mess is still one of my favorites in any movie just because of the unexpectedness and hilarity of it. I also think that the music during their love making is one of the best matches of music to a love scene that I've experienced in a movie, probably second only to the use of Santana's Samba Pa Ti in "If These Walls Could Talk 2". (Unfortunately I have no idea who wrote that piece of music in "Two Girls" or what it's called.)

So yeah, it's a low budget film. But focusing on that blinds one to all the positives and neglects all the wonderful aspects of this movie. "The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love" is actually a triumph of independant film-making and shows just how much can be accomplished on talent and determination alone. It puts to shame all those movies out there made with more money, but less true understanding of what makes for a good movie. It is funny and sweet and no lesbian movie collection is really complete without it. I first saw it at an international film festival when it was originally released, I owned it on VHS, and now have the DVD version. I imagine I'll still be pulling it out to watch occasionally 20 years from now.
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