It's all about feeling good. Three savvy, street smart, terminally hip seniors at a tony Manhattan prep school have it all: brains, beauty, their own therapists, powerful parents, Prozac, and trophy boyfriends. With placem... more »ents assured at the top Ivy League schools, the girls attend penthouse parties and club-hop at the coolest downtown haunts. They rule their school and their destinies, but still find themselves unfulfilled. Their quest for satisfaction leads them through self-help books, their classmates, the personal ads, and a hot tub in this unusually frank and funny depiction of young women coming of age.« less
"I teach this film and my students (18-21) love it. I find it hilarious as well.
You most likely have never seen this, or even heard of it, b/c it was burried by the MPAA ratings board. Although there is no nudity, no violence and little explicit sexuality, it is about women in search of an sexual pleasure and, thus, received a much harsher rating than American Pie. It is smarter and wittier than AP (not that hard to do) and the acting is solid. A very entertaining and progressive film."
"American Pie 2: The Pie Strikes Back!"
Jason | Kent, OH United States | 09/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An absolutely charming entry in the coming-of-age field. Donot be fooled by the.. cover; this is not in any way, shape, or form exploitative. Instead, it is an intelligent, funny, and thoughtful exploration of the lives and minds of three priviliged NYC teenage girls (the location of this film is quite similar to the Upper East Side location of "Cruel Intentions"). We follow the three girls (a foul-mouthed Gaby Hoffman among them) through their various romantic, familial and, yes, sexual tribulations... All of the performances are excellent, and the star-studded supporting cast includes Mia Farrow, Peter Bogdanovich, Yasmine Bleeth, and Spalding Gray. Like a junior "Sex and the City", there is quite a bit of mature (if graphic) sex talk; nonetheless, this is a film that every 15 - 21 year old girl should see. Oh, and you guys who are big fans of "Drop Dead Gorgeous", "Dick", and other girlcentric teen flicks will love it too. In closing, "Coming Soon" is arguably the smartest, most mature and most underrated teen flick of the past decade. If "Slums of Beverly Hills" was riot-grrrl cinema, then this movie is pure cinematic Bikini Kill."
megcons | New York, NY | 02/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed the story, and found the cast to be excellent! This movie is really one for girls, since I'm pretty sure guys would have a hard time relating to the main theme. Also, the music from this movie was really good! I would definlately recommend this movie to any girl in high school or college!"
Shocked, Surprised, and Pleased
jpatac | Minneapolis, MN | 11/22/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I liked this movie because I had no idea what it was going to be about. Some of the names were familiar and the story seemed interesting. I found myself laughing hysterically at the girls obvious immaturity and innocence to what "real" pleasure is. It's a story about three girls getting to know more about who they are as they grow up and learning not to always follow the crowd."
Saving a Star for Lightning Striking
dariceleighr | Southwest USA | 12/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Cannot say enough about this movie. Came upon it by chance one night on cable, watched it, watched it again, bought it. Now, I admit that Henry and his songs to Stream have A LOT to do with it and the fact that you are rooting for her to stop listening to her friend with the really bad wig and 'tude and decide for herself... won't be disappointed. Is a great get-your-girls-together-and-watch movie!!!!!
Do it!!! You'll thank me later, I promise."