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Lover Girl
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R,1hr 27min
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1997
Synopsis: This independent drama takes an unexpectedly light and emotionally sensitive approach to a potentially controversial subject -- a teenager taking up a career as a prostitute. Sixteen-year-old Jake (Tara Subkoff) is a pretty but troubled girl who has been abandoned by her mother. Needing a place to stay, she shows up on the doorstep of her sister Darlene (Kristy Swanson) and begs her to take her in. Darlene refuses, and Jake is left with nowhere to go. Marci (Sandra Bernhard), Darlene's next door ... Full Synopsis
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Although it's unpolished and sometimes loses its footing, this fluffy indie drama parlays its fine performances, well-structured script, and quirky je ne sais quois into an oddly affecting combination. Tara Subkoff gives a grave, sweet lead performance as Jake, a sugar-addicted teen with a deadbeat mom, a loser sister, and nowhere to go. Simultaneously naive and knowing, but never coy, Subkoff's portrayal ... Read Review
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