Foxes (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Jeremy Beday

Foxes details the exploits of four teenage San Fernando Valley girls as they drink, dope and sleep their way into oblivion. Jeanie (Jodie Foster, in a standout performance), the most grounded of the quartet, deals with her burned-out working-student-mother (Sally Kellerman, also excellent) while playing mother to her cohorts; Annie (Cherie Currie), a promiscuous drug-vacuum, attempts to dodge her psychotic police officer-father while partying round the clock; Madge (Marilyn Kagan), an overweight tag-along, who tries desperately to fit in with her wilder friends; and Deirdre (Kandice Stroh); an insecure liar and also-ran. While the performances (particularly the aforementioned) are good, and the direction is solid, the script doesn't seem to go anywhere; maybe that's the point, though, since neither do the characters in their vacuous, instant-gratification-based existences.

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teenagers, coming-of-age, alcohol, drugs, liar, overweight, promiscuity, prostitute/prostitution