Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even

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  • PG
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.3  (2,078)

Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even is a 1991 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Joan Micklin Silver. The movie follows a dysfunctional family who decides to take a summer trip to a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. The cast includes actors such as Griffin Dunne, Dan Futterman, Patricia Kalember, and Margaret Whitton.

The story revolves around 14-year-old Laura Chartoff (played by Hillary Wolf), who feels like she is invisible to her family. Her father is an overbearing lawyer who is always busy with work, her mother is a restless housewife who is desperate to find happiness, and her older sister is obsessed with boys and is constantly flirting with them.

However, when Laura discovers that her father is having an affair with his secretary, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Along with her cousin, Jessica (played by Jenny Lewis), and her younger brother, Toby (played by Jonathan Penner), Laura plans a series of pranks to make her father realize the error of his ways and hopefully save her family from falling apart.

During their stay on the island, the family meets a group of misfits who live there year-round. The group includes a free-spirited artist named Moonie (played by Adrienne Shelly), a sensitive musician named Willy (played by Ben Savage), and a young boy named Adam (played by David Strathairn), who was abandoned by his mother and has since been raised by the community.

As Laura and her family spend more time on the island, they begin to learn the importance of family and the power of forgiveness. Along the way, they also learn unexpected life lessons about love, loyalty, and the importance of never giving up hope.

One of the standout performances in the movie is by Hillary Wolf, who delivers a remarkable performance as the determined and feisty Laura. She is able to convincingly portray the emotions and frustrations of a young girl who feels ignored by her family but is determined to save it. The rest of the cast also deliver strong performances, with Griffin Dunne playing the arrogant and self-centered father, Patricia Kalember playing the restless and unsatisfied mother, and Jenny Lewis playing the outgoing and adventurous cousin.

Overall, Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even is a heartwarming and timeless film that explores the complexities of family dynamics and the power of youth. It manages to balance humor and drama, while also addressing serious themes such as betrayal, forgiveness, and the importance of communication. The movie is a must-watch for anyone who has ever experienced the ups and downs of family life and understands the importance of sticking together no matter what.

Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    6.3  (2,078)