Smooth Talk (1985)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance, Thriller

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A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.

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  • Laura Dern and William Ragsdale in Smooth Talk (1985)
  • Laura Dern in Smooth Talk (1985)
  • Laura Dern in Smooth Talk (1985)
  • Treat Williams in Smooth Talk (1985)
  • Laura Dern in Smooth Talk (1985)
  • Laura Dern in Smooth Talk (1985)

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21 February 2000 | divamom222
Insightful, realistic coming of age film
This film is one of the most realistic "coming of age" films I have seen. In fact, parts of it gave me deja vu when I remembered the summer of my 15th year when my best friend and I first discovered we were attractive to men and didn't know quite what to do with that knowledge, as we made the transition from "little girl" to "woman." The main character, Connie, is clearly torn between wanting to bond with and be a part of her family and wanting to exert her independence, and trying to balance all of her roles as she grows up. The best part of the film - which is a small moment actually, but very powerful - is when Connie plays James Taylor's Handy Man and her mother listens to it in another part of the house - that scene shows that mother and daughter are both going through "growing pains." Although the ending was a downer, it is worth seeing the film for Laura Dern's brilliant performance.

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