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John G. Avildsen
Darcy, editor at her high school paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. Neither Darcy's mother, who was left by her husband and had to bring up Darcy alone, nor Stan's Catholic parents are very supportive and urge them to have an abortion or give up for adoption respectively. However Darcy's and Stan's love is so intense, they could imagine to have a baby, but this would mean to give up their college careers.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
How did director John G. Avildsen hope audiences will respond to this movie? Avildsen said: "I hope that they feel that they've been entertained and moved. Maybe they'll have a few laughs or shed a tear. I think it will remind them of things in their own life. But if you can really involve the audience in a story, then it's satisfying". See more »
God, why can't you just be my mother? Why can't you just crawl in bed with me right now and put your arms around me?
Well, just what is it you want?
Just don't be my friend, okay?
But I am your friend.
No, I don't want that. I can't. It comes with all these strings. When you're a mother, you just love somebody. That's it!
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I was expecting an 80s-type young couple comedy. Boy was I wrong. This is some serious stuff, like what happens after you get married to someone you think you're in love with. You don't really know what love is if you haven't known pain.
Ringwald gives a great performance, especially as she's going through post-partum depression. I didn't particularly like the camera work or the laconic script, but I did appreciate the work that went into the direction and the production. I thought the pacing was fantastic - it's not what you would expect and I was pleasantly surprised.
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