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That NightThat Night — a low-key coming-of-age tale related from the perspective of a shy preadolescent who idolizes the fast-but-wise girl...That NightDrama, RomancePG-13That Night — a low-key coming-of-age tale related from the perspective of a shy preadolescent who idolizes the fast-but-wise girl...1994-02-04Eliza DushkuKatherine HeiglHelen ShaverEliza Dushku, Katherine Heigl, Helen ShaverWarner Bros.
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That Night

Genre: Drama, Romance; Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Eliza Dushku, Katherine Heigl, Helen Shaver; Director: Craig Bolotin; Author: Craig Bolotin; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Warner Bros.

That Night — a low-key coming-of-age tale related from the perspective of a shy preadolescent who idolizes the fast-but-wise girl across the street — is perceptively scripted, sensitively directed, and refreshingly free of sentimental nostalgia. Unfortunately, it’s also kind of boring. Juliette Lewis is fine as usual, and C. Thomas Howell gets a rare chance to demonstrate that he deserves better than the cheesy flicks he usually works in these days. But overall, this is the sort of rental that men will sit through only as a peace offering to the girlfriends upon whom they’ve just foisted Mirror Images II. B-

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