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Not much more than "The Craft" without the hocus-pocus. Lusty Legs Sadovsky (Jolie) is a liberated drifter who empowers a quartet of abused teens to take action against their molester, who happens to be their biology teacher. Based on the book by Joyce Carol Oates originally written in the 1950s, modern adaptation suffers from time warp, most notably when the girls expose their teacher's behavior to their principal and he promptly suspends them without further ado. After some bonding and tattooing in an abandoned house, flick descends into the more masculine and mundane territory of car chases, kidnapping and gunplay. Filmmakers rather timidly back off of leather-clad Legs' obvious lesbianism and her relationship with the adoring Maddy (Burress). Decent acting by most would've benefitted from a more cohesive screenplay.

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: Joyce Carol Oates, Female Bonding, Teen Angst, Sexual Harrassment, Rebel With a Cause, Lesbians, Tattoos
Screenplay
Elizabeth White
Cast
Angelina Jolie, John Diehl, Jenny Lewis, Cathy Moriarty, Richard Beymer, Hedy Burress, Jenny Shimizu, Sarah Rosenberg, Peter Facinelli
Cinematography
Newton Thomas (Tom) Sigel
Director
Annette Haywood-Carter
Music
Michel Colombier
Producer
John Bard Manulis, Jeffrey Lurie, John P. Marsh, Paige Simpson, Mike Figgis, Laura Friedman, Rysher Entertainment, Chestnut Hill, Red Mullet Productions, Samuel Goldwyn Company

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I did not see this movie, but the description is way off. Oates did not write it in the 1950s. She was born in 1938.