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Wild About Harry (2009)

American Primitive (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Family | 2014 (USA)
In 1973 playing it straight can get a little twisted... Set in 1973 and inspired by true events, 'American Primitive' tells the story of the havoc that is wreaked in a teenage girl's life ... See full summary »

Director:

Gwen Wynne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tate Donovan ... Harry
Adam Pascal ... Theo
Danielle Savre ... Madeline Goodhart
Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Daisy Goodhart
Josh Peck ... Spoke White
Corey Sevier ... Sam
Susan Anspach ... Martha
James Sikking ... William Cauldicott
Anne Ramsay ... Katrina. Brown
Stacey Dash ... Joy Crowley
Johanna Braddy ... Lucy Carmichael
Jordan-Claire Green ... Bridget Howard
Blythe Auffarth ... Eliza
Suzan Crowley ... Gertie
Geno Montiero Geno Montiero ... Michael
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Storyline

In 1973 playing it straight can get a little twisted... Set in 1973 and inspired by true events, 'American Primitive' tells the story of the havoc that is wreaked in a teenage girl's life when she discovers her widowed father is gay. Alternately comic and tragic, the film captures the homophobia of the time set against a backdrop of small town America on Cape Cod. The film utilizes emblematic music expressing the artistic and experimental freedom of the early 70s. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild About Harry See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Another Way Around
Written by John Harvey
Performed by Dave Hawkes
Under License from Imaginary Friends Music Partners
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American primitive - one of my picks from the MG Sydney film festival
21 February 2010 | by mattybmanSee all my reviews

This film had it all: the drama, the love story , the funny moments and the awkward/ tense moments (Which had me at the edge of my seat) , great acting.

Loved Skye McCole Bartusiak character (played Daisy), she had a naivety about her and really made you laugh.

Danielle Savre who plays Madeline is not one dimensional , you really feel what she is feeling and you want to yell out advice.

You can't help but like Josh Peck who plays Spoke, he is such a sweetheart in the film.

Stacey Dash who played Joy (A minor part) just loved her character - so captivating too, very attractive lady (this is coming from a gay man).

I am so glad I saw this film , this is what a movie is meant to make you feel :)


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