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PG-13| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
The fresh, funny, touching and true story of writer Beverly Donofrio (played by Drew Barrymore, who ages from 15 to 35 in the role), reveals her coming of age in the late 1960s and her whole life colored by an event that happened when she was 15. The events span more than two decades, as the young heroine experiences often-humorous, sometimes-irreverent, but certainly a unique personal journey to make something meaningful of her life.

Cast: Drew Barrymore , Steve Zahn , Brittany Murphy , Adam Garcia , Lorraine Bracco , James Woods , Sara Gilbert , Desmond Harrington

Director: Penny Marshall

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

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Release Date: October 19th, 2001|2 hr. 12 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    They try to make Beverly adorable, and the movie comes off strained and dishonest as a result. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's Barrymore's most ambitious role to date. She proves she is maturing as an actress. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's as if the filmmakers, having committed themselves to the book, fled from its essence, which is wildness. show more

  • August 11, 2013 obabystar
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    Very slow and plodding story line but nice pay off at the end. You care about the characters, keeps you sucked in.

  • May 27, 2009 coverdinrane
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    I loved this movie! Steve Zahn was great. He pulled off a tragic character that still had just the right amount of humor to make him lovable. If you're a mom (or probably even if you're not) you are going to cry!!

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