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Some girls (Girl talk; Men)

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

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Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.

Starring Marissa Ribisi as Claire, Juliette Lewis as April, Giovanni Ribisi as Jason, Jeremy Sisto as Chad, Pamela Segall as Jenn, Kristin Dattilo-Hayward as Suzanne, Michael Rapaport as Neil, Christopher Jaymes as Ben and David Gail as Mitchell. Written by Marissa Ribisi and Brie Shaffer, directed by Rory Kelly.

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Secret Agent Acid Thunder

Theatrical report

I honestly don't know what Some girl is about. I tried four times to watch it but fell asleep every time, about 10 minutes in. My mates say it's good but they won't tell me why.

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Pretty in pink for the Ribisi generation (there are more family members further down in the credits, too).

Some girls plods along on a series of nights out in search of alcohol and sex and love, not necessarily in that order. While it's clear that the characters and their relationships are based on real people, and that real people will recognise themselves and their friends in the film, they have all the intensity of a tissue wrapped in cotton wool. The ponderousness of Rory Kelly's direction must take a large share of the blame, followed by the flat dialogue and the bland acting. You know a film's in trouble when the highlight is a 2-second shot of someone's bum (Jeremy Sisto's, if you're wondering.)

Feel free to watch this film but don't say I didn't warn you.

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level coarse language, medium level sex scene, sexual references)

Surveillance time

82 minutes (1:22 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental: 6 December 2000

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