Beautiful Girls


(out of 5)

A giant cast of appealing actors do a lot for this odd but enjoyable film. returns to his hometown for the first time in years only to realize how much he has outgrown it.  On the other hand, he’s as big a moron as his small town drinking buddies (, , etc.), none of whom deserve the beautiful women (, , etc.) who populate their lives, so really, how much has he changed? is hilarious as a mouthy town resident who has an opinion on every subject (and is welcome to share it every time), but the film completely belongs to : though Hutton’s character is expected to go after the lovely Thurman, the real chemistry is in the shy friendship that develops between him and Portman as a nosy neighbour with an infectious smile.

USA, 1996

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