That Night (1992)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Dec 17, 1992 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - France, Germany, Japan, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Screenwriter Craig Bolotin takes a first stab at directing with That Night, a romantic reminiscence of teen love in 1960s Long Island based on a novel by Alice McDermott. Alice (Eliza Dushku) is a reserved, introspective 12-year-old girl who idealizes her neighbor, high-school student Sheryl (Juliette Lewis). Through Alice's point-of-view, we witness the deterioration of Sheryl's life after the death of her father. After becoming pregnant after a fling with the blunt Rick (C. Thomas Howell), Sheryl is whisked away to a home for unwed mothers. Observing Rick's torment, Alice crawls out of her shell to help him track down Sheryl and reunite the two lovers.

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boyfriend, family-disapproval, father, girl, grief, mother, neighbor, pregnancy, teenagers