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Lover Girl (1997)

Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away. Darlene's neighbor Marci takes pity on Jake, allowing her to stay ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tara Subkoff ... Jake Ferrari / 'Candy'
Sandra Bernhard ... Marci Guerra / Angel
Kristy Swanson ... Darlene Ferrari / 'Sherry'
Loretta Devine ... Leticia / 'Coco'
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Jean
Renée Humphrey ... Annie / 'Teddy'
Sahara Lotti Sahara Lotti ... Sally / 'Bambi'
Tim Griffin ... Wright Herman
William Utay ... Mr. Smith
Leonard Termo ... Mr. Johnny (as Lenny Termo)
Robert Romanus ... Mr. Hairdresser
Eric Siegel ... Disgruntled John
Kurt Bryant ... Hank
Cullen G. Chambers ... Ed (as Cullen Chambers)
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Jake is a 16-year-old girl whose mother left her. She finds her older sister Darlene in L.A., but Darlene turns her away. Darlene's neighbor Marci takes pity on Jake, allowing her to stay over. When Jake discovers that Marci is a manager in a massage parlor, she convinces Marci to hire her. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual situations, some involving a minor, and for strong language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1997 (Canada) See more »

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Lover Girls See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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At Sandra Bernhard's request, writer-directors Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse removed her nude scenes from the script. See more »

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Quirky, silly drama
27 March 1999 | by JdMoVSee all my reviews

Fresh talent Tara Subkoff, who was excellent in the little seen teen angst drama "All Over Me," stars as Jake, a teen girl whose sister (Kristy Swanson) refuses to let her stay with her. So Jake meets Sandra Bernhard, a masseuse/whore who takes her under her wing. Jake then becomes interested in the job, so she also joins, against Bernhard's will. The plot makes this seem like a dark, gritty drama, sort of like the massage parlor "Whore," but "Lover Girl" is really light and quirky, and not very funny or dramatic.

Besides to see Subkoff, there is no reason to check out "Lover Girl". 2 STaRs OuT oF FoUR.


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