A Young girl is exposed to life in the theatre. Her physical romance with one man (sweet, touching and tastefully done), clashes with the romantic ideal she has of another. She comes out stronger and really none the worse for her enlightenment.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Cheri C.
A sixteen year old girl gets a job at a theater in liverpool. She falls in love with the director and is seduced by a sexy older man.
The review of this Movie prepared by elisabeth gulowsen
This dramatic comedy is based on Beryl Bainbridge's semi-autobiographical novel. It is 1947, Liverpool. Sixteen-year-old Stella, who lives with her aunt and uncle and has long talks on the phone with her missing mother (when there's no one on the other end of the line), joins a regional repertory theater company as an unpaid gopher. Much of the considerable humor of the film involves the backstage flirtations, intrigues, and eccentricities of the cast and crew -- particularly the cynical, drunken, and poofy director played to sardonic perfection by Hugh Grant. Stella becomes romantically involved with the leading male actor (Alan Rickman does another fine job with what is a tender and ultimately tragic role), and the fun comes to a crashing, appalling climax. There is a strong erotic element to this film (and not necessarily beautiful).
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus