Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
USA, 1992. Cineville. Screenplay by Allison Anders, based on the novel Don’t Look And It Won’t Hurt by Richard Peck. Cinematography by Dean Lent. Produced by William Ewart, Daniel Hassid, Seth Willenson. Music by J. Mascis. Production Design by Jane Ann Stewart. Costume Design by Susan L. Bertram. Film Editing by Tracy Granger.
Excellent small-town drama about two young women (Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk) being raised by their single mother (Brooke Adams) in the midwest. Balk’s perspective is the one the audience takes here, and watching her growing pains is a powerful and believable experience. Skye also shines as the older sister who is just dying for any opportunity to break out of her tiny surroundings and make her way into the big, wide world. Excellent acting, believable dialogue and real situations make for a memorable experience.