- 1 hr 32 min
Satisfaction is a 1988 coming-of-age film directed by Joan Freeman and starring Justine Bateman, Liam Neeson, and Trini Alvarado. It follows the journey of four teenage girls, Jennie (Bateman), Billy (Alvarado), Mooch (Julia Roberts), and Nickie (Brittany Paige Bouck), who form an all-female rock band and embark on a summer tour. Set in a small town in New Jersey, the film begins with Jennie, the lead singer of the band, trying to convince her parents to let her go on tour with her friends. Her parents are initially hesitant, but finally give in when they see her passion for music. The girls then set out on a journey that is filled with adventure, self-discovery, and plenty of rock and roll.
Throughout the film, the girls face a number of challenges that test their friendship, musical talents, and resolve. One of the biggest challenges they face is finding gigs to play at. They play at a number of small venues, including bars, clubs, and even a retirement home, before finally getting a break when they are invited to play at a music festival in Chicago.
In addition to their musical pursuits, the girls also deal with issues related to relationships and growing up. Jennie falls for the festival promoter, Martin Falcon (played by Liam Neeson), who is significantly older than her. Billy struggles with her feelings for her best friend's brother, while Mooch and Nickie both experience the ups and downs of teenage romance.
Throughout the film, the girls rely on each other for support and encouragement. They learn to work together, resolve conflicts, and trust each other. At the same time, they also face challenges that test their friendship and force them to confront their individual fears and insecurities.
The film's soundtrack features several original songs by the band, as well as covers of classic rock songs, such as "Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones and "I Will Follow" by U2. The music plays an important role in the film, providing a backdrop for the girls' journey and helping to convey their emotions and struggles.
Overall, Satisfaction is a fun, inspiring, and empowering film that celebrates the power of friendship, music, and self-expression. It offers a nostalgic look back at the 1980s and the era of rock and roll, while also providing a timeless message about the importance of following your dreams and staying true to yourself.