Beautiful Girls

A bunch of guys share beer and bewilderment over the course of a wintry reunion weekend. They talk sports and missed chances, but it's women they obsess about: the ones that got away, and the ones that won't let them get away with a thing. Willie (Hutton) is back home alone, contemplating marriage like it's a slow death sentence. His buddies Birdman (Dillon), Paul (Rapaport) and Kev (Perlich) aren't much help: they're hopelessly stuck on the beauty myth. And then he meets this amazing woman (Portman) - too bad she's just 13. With this cast, the title's no misnomer, but the point of view basically belongs to the unreconstructed male. Women may be unimpressed, but men will squirm with recognition. The sensibility's very Diner, and rather smart-alecky, but this is a picture worth listening to. You don't have to check your brain at the box-office, just your PC sensibilities.

Release details

Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ted Demme
Screenwriter: Scott Rosenberg
Cast: Timothy Hutton
Michael Rapaport
Matt Dillon
Noah Emmerich
Annabeth Gish
Lauren Holly
Martha Plimpton
Rosie O'Donnell
Max Perlich
Natalie Portman
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