My Old Addiction




(out of 5)

In this very funny teen comedy, the possibility is explored that Deep Throat, the mysterious caller who tipped Washington Post journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward to the secrets behind the Watergate scandal, was actually two teenage girls phoning in a prank. The best part is, the clever screenplay makes it all believable.   and  are fantastic as two silly blond girls who stumble upon classified information while on a school tour of the White House, prompting President Nixon (a marvelously spirited Dan Hedaya) to give them the title of official dog walkers and ‘Secret Youth Advisors’. From there, the hilarity grows, until an unfortunate last third where the film runs out of steam and resorts to cheap humour.

Canal+ Droits Audiovisuels, Pacific Western, Phoenix Pictures

France/Canada/USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by , Andrew Fleming

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