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A unique coming-of-age story, Old Enough will transport you back to New York City in the early 1980s, when kids still went outside to play, rode bicycles without helmets, and played stickball in the street. Those of us "old enough" will relive an era before the Internet, iPhones, etc., when curious children befriended one another simply by joining in outdoor activities, coming over for dinner, and sleeping over one another's house.
In addition to nostalgia, there is also plenty of realism... Lonnie and Karen's onscreen friendship was brilliantly portrayed and truly felt genuine. Despite its ups and downs, to include the friction created when Lonnie becomes attracted to Karen's brother Johnny (Neill Barry), their friendship endures in the end, with Lonnie literally slapping reality into Karen, and Karen growing up, realizing her mistake, and befriending Lonnie once again.
Old Enough also stars Danny Aiello as Karen and Johnny's intimidating father and features a very young Alyssa Milano as Lonnie's cute little sister. This DVD includes an interview with actress Roxanne Hart, who portrayed sensual upstairs-neighbor Carla. Fans are sure to enjoy the actress's fond memories of working on the film.
Sarah Boyd's portrayal of Lonnie is wonderful, beautiful to watch. She captured something so precious, yet subtle and intangible, that it nearly defies any meaningful description. It's the mystery of girls. As far as I know, this is the only film she ever made as an actor, though I know she continues in the business as an editor. I really love her in this, and I dearly wish she would have continued to act, but then the fact that she didn't, makes this movie even more unique and precious.
It's a coming of age movie about a sheltered upper middle class preteen girl that meets a street smart lower class teenage girl who's had it rough in life. Their freindship is like night and day and extremely emotional because of their very different home lives. Over the span of one summer, they both discover the true meaning of friendship.
and one that I remembered. They used to show this movie a lot. It has stuck on me ever since, the music, the girl, the ambiance of the 80's.
It took me YEARS to remember the name of this memorable movie. I think it's nostalgic plot is the one that made me remember it for so long, that and that I never understood the meaning back then, probably because I was so little (but I knew there was one) .... Interesting to read that others found it for the same reason.
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Loved this movie as a child and a young adult. Now my daughters love this movie too!! The situations in the movie continue to occur in the world and younger than when I was... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Nerissa Burgos
I did not get the chance to watch it to completion. Only got to see about one hour and that part rates about three stars.Published 14 months ago by samuel gonzales
Great little independent films--one of my favorites from year and years ago.Published 17 months ago by Laura B.