This is the second of 3 reviews that are part of The Summer Movie Blogathon hosted by Chris of Blog of the Darned. Tnx for letting me participate!
Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Jun 2017)
Brief Synopsis – Two teenage girls make a wager that they will each be the first to lose their virginity while at summer camp.
My Take on it – This is a film about a summer camp experience for two girls from very different backgrounds who find common ground in their quest to lose their virginity.
This film seems too much like an attempt to make a female version of Meatballs (1979) and fails miserably because it isn’t funny at all and lacks any kind of real message.
Kristy McNichol and Tatum O’Neal are both fine here as the two main charters but we don’t really have any reason to feel much for either of them and frankly don’t care which one will win the bet.
This film brings about some really interesting questions about repercussions from a lie told by one of the characters and even in the decade of the 80’s where things were more liberally thought about, I would imagine such a rumor would have dire circumstances.
I personally prefer the more innocent characters that the two of these talented actresses played before this film.
Look for a very young Matt Dillon and an even younger Cynbthia Nixon in small roles.
Bottom Line – Very sophomoric film that just isn’t funny or poignant at all. McNichol and O’Neal are both fine here, but neither really gives us much reason to care about what happens to their characters over this pivotal summer of their lives. Seems like an attempt to create a female version of Meatballs (1979), but it just doesn’t succeed well enough.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Kristy McNichol took up smoking as part of the preparation for the role, but couldn’t quit the habit. She was a regular smoker for nearly 10 years after finishing the film. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
Check out my *updated* movie stats here
To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link
To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)
Here is a link to my movie index A-Z