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Tart

Tart
Chelse Swain

Chelse Swain

Screen Time: 10%
Role: Heather Von Strum
Age: 17 years old
Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Screen Time: 10%
Role: Eloise Logan
Age: 18 years old
Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton

Screen Time: 30%
Role: Grace Bailey
Age: 14 years old
Dominique Swain

Dominique Swain

Screen Time: 80%
Role: Cat Storm
Age: 20 years old

 

Tart

2001
Naïve (Canada: French title)
Rating: 7 (2 votes)
Directed: Christina Wayne
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Coming of Age, Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203975

Summary

After her only friend is expelled from their private school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cat Storm wants to get close to a boy she is attracted to and recreate herself with new friends. But her new friends are unreliable, her boyfriend is troubled, her parents are cold and indifferent, and she increasingly finds herself unloved by anyone.

Movie Reviews

This coming-of-age story is told from the point of view of Cat (Swain) who is trying to hard to fit into other people's life while searching for her own identity. Swain does a convincing job at playing a confused and depressed young woman who needs to make important choices in her life, and the other actors are certainly better than some teen movies out there.

It's not fast-paced, which means some viewers will be dissapointed: however, this is not 'Lolita 2' or 'Cruel Intention 3'. It is a character study, a slice of life of rich kids living in New York City, not a cheap-thrill, teen sex film.

The only thing I'll complain about is this: shame on the production company and distributors to package this film under the title 'Tart' (it has absolutely nothing to do with it, and it's an insult to the scriptwriter and actors involved) and shame on them for letting the public believe that this is a film about sex, drugs and fast life.

Packaged probably and re-titled, this film probably would have done quite well. Get it if you like character studies and dramas, but if you're looking for something like 'Cruel Intention', then you'll be dissapointed.