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  • Summary: A hauntingly evoked tale of three adolescent girls' first loves, discovery of sexual passion, and search for identity. (Lions Gate Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. 88
    This is a movie for those who sometimes, in the stillness of the sleepless night, are so filled with hope and longing that they feel like -- well, like uttering wild goat cries to the moon. You know who you are.
  2. 75
    Lost and Delirious doesn't need metaphors for the power of strength and healing. All the passion and pain it needs glows ferociously in the eyes of its young women.
  3. 75
    Boldly goes where Hollywood rarely treads: into the passionate, intense and complex world of girls at the point in their lives when self-discovery is tempered by enormous vulnerability.
  4. 60
    Piper Perabo is a revelation -- and Barton is maturing into a sensitive, subtle performer with a marvelously expressive face.
  5. 50
    Perabo gives a fairly impressive and flashy performance, even when the script descends into melodrama.
  6. Will divide audiences between those whose hearts have been tugged into going along with the picture way past common sense and those who find it impossible to accept the film's credibility-defying developments.
  7. Isn't much more than a self-indulgent picture about the feeble delirium of a lovesick girl -- lightweight stuff that labors to seem terribly important.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 117
  1. JulieR.
    Sep 7, 2002
    10
    This fine film gave pause to think about love be it between two women or a woman & a man. The intensity of the young woman's love for This fine film gave pause to think about love be it between two women or a woman & a man. The intensity of the young woman's love for the other transcends the gender issue. Both were deeply touched by this encounter, and will make them more sensitive to their lives ahead. (except, of course, for tori....., symbolized by the flight of the eagle, finally healed and ready for freedom just as she was.) Well written, well acted, beautifully presented. I will recommend this film to all my friends and family. Expand
  2. AlexR.
    Oct 1, 2001
    10
    This movie is about true love in a society that doesn't permit a relationship between two girls. One is affraid of the thoughts and one This movie is about true love in a society that doesn't permit a relationship between two girls. One is affraid of the thoughts and one doesn't care at all! She is in love, but a TRUE love. This movie is a piece of art, a must see! It touches you directly to the heart. You'll be dramatically affected once you watched that perfection in itself. Expand
  3. Dec 19, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. its a great story that brings zest into life, however i was a little disappointed with the ending, its realistic but i wanted a surreal Cinderella ending, but that's just me. Expand
  4. Rickb.
    Sep 17, 2005
    10
    Gay movie review very well for the most part. Everyone who is gay will most likely love this movie, just because of the topic itself. I on Gay movie review very well for the most part. Everyone who is gay will most likely love this movie, just because of the topic itself. I on the other hand think this may be in the top 10 movies I have ever seen do to the acting. I would normally find all the tears and screaming over the top. Not here though, this movie puts us where most of us have been. Lost without the young true first love, doing everything and anything to win this person back. you feel the pain and also how she demands that she will win. Barton plays excellent as the caring outsider who really wants to help, just how? she to is dealing with her own problems, the head of the school is knowing but yet tries her best to not get too involved, you know why. so many layers to each person I could watch this movie if it lasted 2 hrs. more. This isn't a gay film it's about passion and true love. the ending is a bit much, but most of us have felt this bad. I am 31 now and will tell all the 16-20 yr. olds who had the pleasure to watch this film, buy it and keep it forever.....you will never forget the first love ore the pain of losing them. this will make you smile in 10 yrs. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2010
    10
    A powerful film about the sometimes crippling power of love of another. As powerful as it is tragic, this is a movie I would not recommend toA powerful film about the sometimes crippling power of love of another. As powerful as it is tragic, this is a movie I would not recommend to the faint of art, but to anyone who appreciates the power of love. Expand
  6. May 17, 2014
    10
    If you are a stone-hearted person like me, then this is exactly the movie you should watch. Even as a straight male, I found the movie quiteIf you are a stone-hearted person like me, then this is exactly the movie you should watch. Even as a straight male, I found the movie quite heart-arming. Expand
  7. DaniellaU.
    Oct 18, 2003
    5
    A beautiful movie that takes the viewer into a world that they have once experienced and sometimes been hurt by. Finally, a movie from the US A beautiful movie that takes the viewer into a world that they have once experienced and sometimes been hurt by. Finally, a movie from the US that isn't crap and full of cliches [Ed: Actually, it's from Canada]... but in saying that... sometimes it drawn out of perspective by a script which doesn't all fulfill.. Expand

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