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Sooner or Later

4.8 out of 5 stars 239 customer reviews

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Denise Miller, Rex Smith. A 13-year-old girl does such a good job trying to look 16 that she attracts the attention of a 17-year-old boy-leaving her with some important decisions to make. 1978/color/96 min/NR.

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When 13-year-old Jessie (Denise Miller) goes to the Eddie Nova Guitar Institute, she's stunned to discover her teacher is Michael (Rex Smith), a 17-year-old aspiring local musician she'd just seen play with his rock band at the local shopping mall--and with whom she was instantly smitten. Through the grace of makeup, Jessie can pass for 16, and she tells Michael that's her age when he gives her a ride home from class one week. They start to flirt. When Michael invites her to a band rehearsal, they kiss for the first time; when he invites her to a drive-in movie, things start moving just a little too fast, and Jessie has to quickly decide whether or not to confess. Sooner or Later is full of 1970s schmaltz--Michael's songs sound like a cross between Electric Light Orchestra and the Starland Vocal Band--but it's also an extremely well written and deftly acted coming-of-age story. Both leads are excellent and the supporting cast is full of smart character actors: Judd Hirsch, Barbara Feldon (better known as "99" on Get Smart!), and Lynn Redgrave. What could be an overdone teen potboiler is given humor and realism; it treats young love seriously but with perspective, and without a trace of condescension. A truly charming and enjoyable film. --Bret Fetzer

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  • Actors: Denise Miller, Rex Smith, Barbara Feldon, Judd Hirsch, Lilia Skala
  • Directors: Bruce Hart
  • Writers: Bruce Hart, Carole Hart
  • Producers: Carole Hart
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Henstooth Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000056T4G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,414 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sooner or Later" on IMDb

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Somewhere I read that a viewer rated this movie as having 10 stars, in part because of what it was about, but mostly because of how it made them feel. And how does it make me feel, like I am thirteen all over again. As Jesse puts it, NICE! This little gem of a movie has stayed with me for years and I surprise myself on how much of it I remember. I only saw it once 26 years ago and I still remember it as though I saw it yesterday.
I have read from other comments that it was viewed as a afternoon school special in 1979. But I recall that it was shown on prime time the year before. One of those movie of the week things. I had kept, for almost 10 years, the t.v. guide clipping of the film so I know the year of the original release was 1978. On the clipping, Michael's age was written down as 19, not 17. I don't know if that was a T.V. guide error or if it was the original age his character was suppose to be and they later changed it because the age difference was larger. Sadly, the clipping is long gone, having been discarded a few years after college when I cleared my stuff from my parents place.
Watching the film again brought me back to the end of eight grade when I first saw it. Being the same age as Jesse in the movie, I was just months away from turning 14. Unlike the movies, I wasn't lucky enough to get a gorgeous, rock star, boyfriend, but it was and still is fun to see how Jesse got hers. It's a rare film that lasts through the years and changing times and still packs an emotional wallop. The message remains the same. Your first love, will always be the sweetest, most fondly remembered moment.
I just ordered the DVD of the movie, as well as the three books (Sooner or Later, Waiting Games, Now or Never) since I only discovered they are now available.
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When I was a kid, back before knowing what 'romance' or 'true love' was, I remember watching this movie with great awe. Completely made up as an After School Special, I remember getting lost in the story of a 13 year old girl falling in love with the older man of her dreams. While the movie has lost some of it's luster now that I see it with an adult's eyes, it remains innocent and fun to watch. I was surprised to realize that I even remembered alot of the great songs and lines from the movie as I watched it. From Jessie's make-over in the local Gimbles department store to her chocolate cake bindge over losing her love, you just have to smile. You can imagine my surprise though when I found the movie I loved as a kid was brought back and re-made into DVD. Needless to say, I immediately bought a copy on Amazon.com. And I couldn't be any happier. For those of you unfamiliar with the movie, it stared late 70s/early 80s teen idol Rex Smith. If nothing else, you'll have a great time watching the star's outragious clothing and hair styles.
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By Constance on December 9, 2005
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I watched this movie 22 years ago. I remember the day as I had tickets that night for Elton John for the first time. It brought back so many memories. I met my first love when I was 13, he was a race car driver with SCCA. Yes, he was a bit older then I was, and yes I would wear makeup to look older especially when we were around his friends. He knew I was only 13 though, we as Michael said in the movie took it slow. Things were different back then. We did eventually get married and were together for the first time and we had a little girl together. We were married for ten years. We did grow apart, I think I grew up and he stayed the way he was. It is strange as you get older how much more you can appreciate your young adult times.

When I saw this movie it made me remember how special your first love is. It was if I were 13 again and had my first kiss. I tried for years to get a copy of the movie and never caught it again on tv. My son, explained to me in this day and age of computers it was very easy. I got it in the mail last night and even at 49 years old, I watched it and felt all thoes feelings all over again. Who said it's corny? It is touching, sweet and in these days of sex and violence I love the sweet emotional recall of my young adult times. Rex and Denise were so good together. It truly is my favorite.

It is not a good thing to live in the past but thank you Rex for letting a old lady visit it for an hour and a half(ok, I admit I watched it twice). It brought back all my Jr. High days and made me smile and cry. "You Take My Breath Away", was great. I would give it 10 stars and a "sweet" not "corny" rating. Constance
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I am so excited that this movie has been released again. I just got my DVD a couple of days ago. I never got to see it on t.v., and had rented it several times a few years ago. Then it disappeared from the video store. I have been a big fan of Rex Smith since I was 9 years old, and he is just so sexy and talented in this movie. It's his showcase. He has an amazing singing voice, and is such a charming actor. He really brings Michael Skye to life!! All the other actors in this film are great too. It's a romance/comedy/drama about a teenager, Jessie. She's thirteen, and falls in love with Michael Skye(who wouldn't?). She tells him alot of lies to be with him. This is a very endearing film and it has stood the test of time. I don't know if the guys will like it, but ladies...you will enjoy this movie!! Whether you are 13 or 31!!! Watch it and see how it turns out. You'll also get to hear Rex Smith perform, and I think the songs are great. Very catchy tunes. Hopefully they will put it on CD as my old LP is very scratched!!! This is probably the best t.v. movie ever made , in my opinion. I don't know why this movie ever disappeared. I'm just glad it's back as it truly is BETTER THAN IT'S EVER BEEN...
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