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on 19 June 2017
My brother and I watched it together. The end of the film is still a long way from my perfect ending. The overall effect of the film is not bad. I think I really fell in love with this movie, and I'll watch it a few times. The story comes from life, higher than life. I like the hero.
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on 11 March 2003
Director Jon Kahn drove a ten-lane highway through established teen-movie clichés to create this superior, intelligent work. Neither straightforward teen-movie, chick-flick nor rom-com, 'Girl' has a cross-gender, cross-generational appeal which defies easy categorisation (rarely can any movie have been so ill-described by its tagline).
Based loosely on Blake Nelson's well-received 1994 debut novel of the same name, the movie follows 6 months in the life of high-school senior Andrea Marr as she drifts in and out of suburban conformity and flirts with the local underground. Kahn displayed great skill in adapting Nelson's much more broadly-focussed work (the novel spans 3 years) into a movie script which plays fast and loose with the book's plotlines while staying true to its underlying message that life is about making choices and moving on. Nowhere is this more evident than at the very end, when the movie shuns easy and predictable formula in favour of a poignant, emotionally subtle resolution which is deeply satisfying.
'Girl' is extraordinarily well-cast. Constrained by budget to cast a group of then virtually-unknown actors, decisions made back in 1998 have been largely vindicated by time. While several cast members such as Tara Reid and Selma Blair have since gone on to fame and mainstream success, Dominique Swain (at the time of the movie's release a rising star) still languishes in indie limbo, but the style and conviction which she brings to the title role hints at the career which may still await her.
As an independant production which failed to sit comfortably in its 'teen-movie' pigeonhole, 'Girl' inevitably struggled for wider box-office success. It is to be hoped that this long-delayed Region 2 DVD release will take it a step closer to the recognition which it so richly deserves.
Highly recommended.
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on 17 January 2001
Coming of age film about Andrea, an 18 year old virgin who has just been accepted to an ivy league college. Her life consists of being embarrassed by her elderly parents, convincing her best friend she isn't fat, protecting her two geeky male friends and trying to become a woman with the local jocks. This all changes when she meets Todd, and becomes awakened by his band the color green. Fantastic film with an amazing soundtrack
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on 10 July 2013
I look for this dvd for years I found a few copy but the cost was to high over $200.00 US I lost all of my dvd in a home fire this is the last one I need to get all my dvd back before the fire this movie is ok
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on 28 August 2012
This is a really enjoyable film made me laugh, made me cry and it has the worst last line in the entire history of cinema, But its still worth a watch.
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on 23 March 2011
It was an average movie with average acting from the female members of the cast. I still love JPF though. :)
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on 18 January 2001
Everyone seems to be a bit confused about what actually happens in this film. The cover states:
"In a world where you are what you wear, Andrea is definitely not part of the 'In-crowd'. Although she is pretty and intelligent, to the opposite sex she is a 'no-go' area. Whilst it drives her best friend crazy, Andrea is happy to go to university a virgin.
That is until she meets Todd, an up and coming rock singer, who from their first encounter, turns Andrea's world upside down. Where once it didn't mean anything, sex becomes the ONLY thing on Andrea's mind. Will she stop at nothing to get Todd even if it means becoming a groupie?"
This movie is about Andrea's transition to adulthood before she leaves for uni. It follows in the line of many other teenage movies but unique due to the use of narration.
Everyone can relate to scenes in this movie. It was a fun film which worked well.
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on 10 December 2014
Dominique does it again magical film
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on 23 October 2014
Excellent product, fast shipper!
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