Drew Barrymore plays Beverly, a 1960s teenager in a working town whose unplanned pregnancy at the age of 15 becomes the thing that defines her tough life. She quits school, marries her baby's dropout father, Ray (Steve Zahn), and spends the next 20 years regretting her messed-up plans. Her husband becomes a drug addict, and she kicks him out. Her son, Jason is a normal, attention- demanding little kid whose deepest wish is for his mommy to be happy. The story shuttles between 1986, when Bev is riding in a car with her now-grown boy, Jason, and all the years and miles leading up to that road trip. I found this movie to be fairly accurate portrayal of the difficulties of a young marriage between two immature kids. This movie is basically about kids having a kid. I started out thinking this would be a light-hearted comedy… but it quickly became serious. I did like this movie a lot and its definitely worth renting. Check out Netflix or Blockbuster!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Posted by leslie at 5:44 PM