Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Argentine film is based on a popular English-language stage play by Aimee and Philip Stuart. Latin American movie favorite Maria Duval plays a teenaged girl who becomes incensed when her widowed mother (Alicia Barrie) makes plans to remarry. Duval goes to great and drastic lengths to dissuade her mother, at one point attempting suicide. She is rescued in the nick of time, whereupon she resigns herself to the fact that Mom has every right to her own happiness. Filmed on location in the Cordoba Hills, 16 Anos is attractively produced and well acted.
anger, family, family-disapproval, love, remarriage, rescue, suicide, suicide-attempt, teenagers, widow/widower