I first saw this film as a preteen and have loved it ever since. Endlesslyentertaining performances are the best thing about this underrated andunderstated coming-of-age comedy that features Cher doing what she doesbest--convincing you she rules the world, and she really does. As RachelFlax, a headstrong and independent mother of two (Winona Ryder, ChristinaRicci), she thinks nothing of jumping into her car at the slightest sign oftrouble and moving to another town ("Life is change", she says). Ryder isexcellent as the fifteen year-old Charlotte, a girl who thinks that the bestway to fight her burgeoning hormones is to devote her life to the Catholicchurch as a nun, despite the fact that she's Jewish. Of course, the boy nextdoor (the sadly now retired Michael Schoeffling) gets in the way of her holyambitions. Bob Hoskins is also a riot as the awshucks shoe salesman whofalls over himself for Rachel, first out of fascination, and then out oflove. Great music, great period feel and very light, warmhearted directionby Richard Benjamin.
Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
After yet another failed relationship, Mrs. Flax (Cher) ups her family to the east coast to start all over again. Reluctantly dragged along with her is her daughter Charlotte - going through a very confusing time of her life - who wants to become a nun, and instead falls in love with a quiet, mild-mannered church employee, to the mixed response of her mother. Set at around the time of the Kennedy Assassination.
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