Boys on the Side Movie Review Summary

Actors: Drew Barrymore, Mary Louise Parker, Whoopi Goldberg

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Jane (Whoopi Goldberg) and Robin (Mary Louise Parker) meet through a newspaper ad and become road trip buddies on a trip out west. Along the way, they pick up a friend (Drew Barrymore) whose abusive boyfriend doesn't want her to go. The girls kill him (accidentally), and their fugitive status forces them to trust each other, but each character has an internal antagonist that threatens to not only consume them, but their friendship as well.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Lesbians!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Southwest Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   lesbians! Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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