Dominique Swain stars as spoiled, small-town high-school senior, 18-year-old Andrea Marr, who lives with her parents in an upscale suburb of Porter City, Washington -- where Andrea and her gal pals make the scene at various concerts and clubs. Before the summer ends and an Ivy League school takes her East, the virginal and somewhat confused Andrea hopes to achieve sexual satisfaction. She chooses Kevin (Channon Roe), but the encounter isn't quite what she was expecting, perhaps because she's more attracted to rocker Todd Sparrow (Sean Patrick Flanery). Absorbing advice from her friend Rebecca (Summer Phoenix), she plots a course of action and drops Kevin. After she succeeds in linking with her one-and-only, it's not long before she's disappointed to find that Sparrow has flown the coop. Swain's effective voiceover narration contrasts her careful plans with her impulsive actions. Shown in the market section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
This movie is one of those classic films you see, fall in love with it and can never find it available on dvd. Based on the book by Blake Nelson, the movie revolves around high school teen, Andrea Marr, on her way to womanhood. It's based around Seattle which gives it a nice intro into the '90's music scene of Starbucks and Kurt Cobain. Dominique Swain and Sean Patrick Flanery give compelling performances and in a sense, everyone can relate to this tale. Despite it's lack of marketing, this film is a true icon, adored by many.