Sarah Kernochan wrote and directed this nostalgic coming-of-age comedy-drama with some autobiographical touches. In 1963, budgetary problems at the East Coast boarding school Miss Godard's School for Girls, prompt a merger with a boy's academy. The girls are stunned at the prospect of going co-ed and devise a campaign to sabotage the plan. Screenwriter Kernochan, scripter of Sommersby and 9 1/2 Weeks, won an Oscar when she co-directed the 1972 documentary Marjoe, but this film marks her feature directorial debut creating comedy-drama. The upstate New York seen here is actually Toronto. The title created some confusion, since Kernochan's film received reviews the same month the 1998 New York Film Festival unspooled a new 35mm print of Sergei Eisenstein's silent classic Strike (1924).
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 110min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/08/2000
- DVD Release Date: 06/13/2000
- Distributor(s): Independent Artists
- Themes: Battle of the Sexes,Teachers and Students,Boarding School Life
- Tone: Bittersweet,Light,Understated,Affectionate,Humorous,Literate,Nostalgic
girls-school, boarding-school, boys'-school, coming-of-age, girls'-school, merger
- Country of Origin: USA (03-24-2000)
- Language: English