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Release Date: June 15th, 2001

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2003

R|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Frankie (Lauren Ambrose) runs her family's hamburger restaurant with her brother Neil (Josh Pais) and hangs out with her friend Nicola (Jennifer Dundas Lowe), who owns the shop next door. Neil hires a beautiful and inept waitress named Josee (Joelle Carter) who soon expresses a sexual interest in Frankie. Nonplussed, Frankie also draws the attention of Heath (Jamie Harrold), who sells T-shirts to tourists out of his van. Frankie spends the summer juggling friendship and romance.

Cast: Lauren Ambrose, Joelle Carter, Jennifer Dundas, Jamie Harrold, Joshua Harto, Josh Pais, Anthony Ruivivar, Sharon Scruggs

Director: Robert Siegel

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Growing up, Brother, Witty, Best friend, Rivalry, Engaging, Love, Transformation, 1990s, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A rarity among modern movies: a coming-of-age tale without cliche or sentimentality. Bolstered by a luminous lead performance from Lauren Ambrose. show more

  • Sprightly acting, understated emotions, and lovingly detailed ambience make this amiable comedy-drama an easygoing indie pleasure. show more

  • Swimming is above all about a young woman's face, and by casting an actress whose face projects that woman's doubts and yearnings, it succeeds. The face belongs to Lauren Ambrose. show more

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