Directed: Robert M. Young
Genre: Comedy, Coming of Age
Twelve year old Franny (Trini Alvarado) seeks comfort in a male peer (Jeremy Levy) whose parents are divorced since she realizes hers are soon to do the same. As the adults around her grow more and more consumed with their own problems, the young couple "elopes" to play married for a weekend. Might everyone gain a better understanding of everyone else by the time the credits role? A sweet and intelligent look at upper-class kids and their troubles. [plot summary from CVMC.net]
Rich Kids Exec produced by Robert Altman but set in Woody Allen country, this is the mild-mannered story of a 12-year-old boy and girl whose friendship is strengthened by the common bond of screwed-up, wealthy, divorcing parents. What at first looks like a critical and obsessively detailed chronicle of the families' lifestyle (high energy consumers), opts instead for a faintly funny, more than faintly stereotyped treatment of anxious and well-meaning child/parent relations - and is consequently less interesting. Alvarado and Levy, as the wise pre-teens, have much the best scenes, and sense exactly what is expected of children pretending to be children.