Molly's Girl 2011

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Unconventional romantic comedy directed by Scott R. Thompson. Eccentric oddball Molly (Kristina Valada-Viars) is having no success finding a man at a singles night. However, when she meets lesbian activist Mercedes (Emily Schweitz) her curiosity is sparked and the pair embark on an affair. Mercedes tires quickly of the clingy side of Molly and takes out a restraining order against her, but when she finds out that Molly's father is an influential political figure who may hold the key to gay marriage rights, she is moved to reconsider. Though her reason for reigniting the affair is practical rather than romantic, will Molly win Mercedes over in the end?

Starring:
Kristina Valada-Viars, Emily Schweitz
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DVD

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 0 minutes
Starring Kristina Valada-Viars, Emily Schweitz
Director Scott Thompson
Genres Drama
Studio TLA RELEASING
Rental release 25 March 2013
Main languages English

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Maria TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 May 2013
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Molly (Kristina Valada-Viars)is looking for love, but her very own way of acting and communicating with people often gets in the way of any real interaction. One night she finds herself in the same bar as gay marriage activist Mercedes (Emily Schweitz) who is being dumped by her girlfriend.
Molly and Mercedes have a drunken hook up which Mercedes immediately regrets, but she soon finds that Molly is kind of difficult to get rid of - and spending time with her might actually teach her something about herself as well.

I thought the acting was really good and Molly's quirkiness is dealt with in equal measures of fun and sadness, but not sugar coated or over played as there otherwise is a tendency to in lesbian movies. A good movie that deals with important issues while providing entertainment. Worth a view 3.5 stars

There are two deleted scenes and a trailer as extras on the DVD.
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Mercedes is a lesbian activist who is trying to get gay marriage legalized who, by chance, meets up with Molly,a deluded obsessive whose world is made up of fictional encounters with her dreams. They spend a night together although Mercedes realizes that it was a disaster as Molly has only taken on a lesbian persona. This becomes the basis of a battle of wills between 'progressive' and conservative America, represented by senator Cranston and his entourage which include his sharp-tongued wife. The venue is the Senator's house to which Molly,as the senator's cast-off daughter,comes, accompanied by Mercedes and Derren her black lawyer aide.

The provocative announcement that Molly is now Mercedes' 'fiance' goes, as expected, badly. The Senator wants them out of his house and out of his life. His gopher/aide tries to make a deal but gets resistance as Mercedes wants to bring the house of Cranston and his acolytes down. Molly has two sisters - Helena and Mary-Beth - who apparently share the same conservative ideology as their father; Helena,the younger sister, tells Molly how she shunned a friend when she came out as a lesbian.

The battlelines are set and the film entertained us with some great feisty dialogue from both sides. Derren wins an encounter with the senator's aide by mocking his prejudices; Molly says that, as well being a lesbian, Mercedes is Jewish. They seem to be setting themselves up as targets but the tragi-comic exchanges are both funny,edgy and thought-provoking. The film really kept up the pace. The lovely twist near the end of the film was unexpected but really was like throwing acid into the Senator's face helped by some mischief making from a reporter and Mercedes' girlfriend.

This was a treat for those of us who enjoy a film with great narrative drive, dialogue and extrovert performances which, however, do not spare us the heartbreak of those who cannot pursue the American dream of The Pursuit of Happiness if they are gay.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam Hall on 5 May 2014
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The strength of this film lies in it not conforming. It's really different to most other films I've seen, but that's a good thing as it makes you stay watching as it unfolds. Both the leads are interesting, if a tad annoying in different ways. The story is simple, but has a deeper message, several actually, as it shows everything from family life to latent bigotry. So weirdly it makes a lot of strong points with humour and charm. I would certainly recommend if you want something a bit quirky that'll make you laugh and wince in equal measure.
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I picked this up on a whim and will watch it over and over again. The acting and story line were great ... this film had me in stitches all the way through! It is a must-watch in my eyes for anyone wanting to laugh at life a little bit.
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