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  • Summary: Two teenage girls in a small Nova Scotia town, one a local who feels suffocated by the town and the other recently transplanted from the Bronx, cook up a plan to esape the area to pursue their dreams.
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  1. 90
    A tender and hilarious vision of female adolescence.
  2. A freshness and intensity that recall the television series "My So-Called Life."
  3. Balaban's superb performance blends with Moyle's mostly understated directing to produce an uneven but sometimes enchanting comedy-drama.
  4. 60
    Balaban and Nairn are radiant, with none of the mannerisms that so often make Hollywood actresses look like Stepford teens.
  5. Under the direction of Allan Moyle ("Pump up the Volume"), Nairn, McCarthy and Balaban give confident, believable performances but overacting plagues the rest of the cast.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. JodiS.
    Oct 26, 2005
    10
    I really enjoyed this movie, it was hilarious and I would watch it again for sure!
  2. SueG.
    Apr 26, 2007
    10
    I love this movie...and watch every time it's on cable.Does anyone know where I can find the soundtrack...I really enjoyed the music.
  3. AntoaniP.
    Jan 6, 2006
    10
    I love this movie, remembers me to a good friend of mine, I hope Blockbuster have this movie 'cause I gotta buy it. You wouldn't I love this movie, remembers me to a good friend of mine, I hope Blockbuster have this movie 'cause I gotta buy it. You wouldn't catch me crying if I got to leave. I'd smile and wave goodbye. Expand
  4. Margaret
    Aug 22, 2006
    10
    my favourite movie. so real, so funny.
  5. PhilipB.
    Sep 25, 2006
    10
    Having been raised in an Irish Catholic community near the ocean, this movie rang true in depicting the culture as I experienced it. The Having been raised in an Irish Catholic community near the ocean, this movie rang true in depicting the culture as I experienced it. The music, the views of the older people, and the desperate desire of some young people, such as I once was, to experience the larger world, while others will remain in the community forever. My children are growing up in a a different place, in a different state, and a different world. This recreates so much of what once was for them and, at the same time, is a warm, funny, affectionate, and smart view of female adolescence and the ways of my people in small communities. I don't believe the view is too cute, but instead portrays the charm, wit, superstitions, love of music, and the bizarre mix of ignorance and intelligence that was part of my growing up. Expand
  6. MR.
    Sep 9, 2007
    9
    Great portayal of growing up in small town Cape Breton.
  7. EdG.
    Jan 16, 2006
    8
    Growing up on the ocean as a "Beach Townie ", as I did, I was drawn to this story. It was as if I relived a significant portion of my life, Growing up on the ocean as a "Beach Townie ", as I did, I was drawn to this story. It was as if I relived a significant portion of my life, if for only a few moments. A grand flick! Collapse

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