Babyface (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

Toronto TV scripter and stage director Jack Blum made his feature directorial debut with this Canadian family psychological drama. Blond 13-year-old Lisa (Elisabeth Rosen), who flirts with the school busdriver, lives with the sister of her mother Margaret (Lenore Zann), a boozing, man-chasing laundromat worker. Margaret begins an affair with quiet Jim (James Gallanders) about the time Lisa moves back into the house. After Jim makes out with Lisa, he tries but fails to dump Margaret, and the triangle soon turns explosive. Shown in the Directors Fortnight section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.



alcoholism, aunt, bus-driver, extramarital-affair, love-triangle