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      Smooth Talk

      1985, Drama, 1h 32m

      30 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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      Elevated by Laura Dern's haunting performance, Smooth Talk is far more than your average coming-of-age drama. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Fifteen-year-old Connie (Laura Dern) spends the summer before her sophomore year fixating on getting male attention. While her mother, Katherine (Mary Kay Place), nags her about painting the house and favors her older sister, Connie spends her days going to the mall with her friends. One day, while the rest of her family is having a barbeque, Connie is confronted at home by a handsome, dangerous stranger, Arnold Friend (Treat Williams), who has been watching her.

      • Rating: PG-13

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Joyce Chopra

      • Producer: Martin Rosen

      • Writer: Tom Cole

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Distributor: International Spectrafilm

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      • Jun 01, 2009

        The main thing that even made this movie watchable is that Laura Dern was sexy.

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      • Mar 11, 2009

        I was expecting this to be a fun 80's teen movie, so I got a bit of a shock by the turn it actually took. One of the most chilling and believable films I have seen about being a teenager. The silly girls in this really rang true to some of the girls I grew up with in the 80's and I was really impressed with Laura Dern. I wonder why it wasn't more well known, I had actually never heard of this until recently, and I love 80's films, particularly the teen variety. I don't remember anything about this from when I was growing up. Perhaps it was more popular over in the US. Well worth a look for anyone who likes this genre, who, like me, may have missed out on it first time around.

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