R | | Comedy, Drama
In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
The film was going to be financed by the American Playhouse company but then it went out of business. The former head of Playhouse, Lindsay Law, became head of Fox Searchlight and was able to set this project up there.
All right, we're close. I know this neighborhood. I do a lot of business up here.
Rita Abromowitz: Really? What do you do?
Vivian: He deals drugs.
Eliot: Vivian! Will you mind not going around misrepresenting me like that? Jesus. I just don't want anyone to the get the wrong idea ...
Rita's hair switches from over her shoulder to on her back when she speaks to Vivian before they tell Rita's parents what she has, or hasn't learned at nurses school.
$125,561 (USA) (16 August 1998)
$5,480,318 (USA) (6 December 1998)
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