All I Wanna Do (1998)

Genres - Drama, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Period Film, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Mar 24, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

Sarah Kernochan wrote and directed this nostalgic coming-of-age comedy-drama with some autobiographical touches. In 1963, budgetary problems at the East Coast boarding school Miss Godard's School for Girls, prompt a merger with a boy's academy. The girls are stunned at the prospect of going co-ed and devise a campaign to sabotage the plan. Screenwriter Kernochan, scripter of Sommersby and 9 1/2 Weeks, won an Oscar when she co-directed the 1972 documentary Marjoe, but this film marks her feature directorial debut creating comedy-drama. The upstate New York seen here is actually Toronto. The title created some confusion, since Kernochan's film received reviews the same month the 1998 New York Film Festival unspooled a new 35mm print of Sergei Eisenstein's silent classic Strike (1924).




boarding-school, boys'-school, coming-of-age, girls'-school, merger