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WRONG!!!. Jennifer Jason Leigh, a very talented actor, is wasted as a virginal young student, curious about sex, who is turned into a woman who will go to bed with anyone, after she first has sex. Other young actors are equally wasted in degrading, idiotic roles. There are two performances that shouldn't be overlooked. Ray Walston, as the fascistic teacher, is playing a role that you'd never think he could play. He does it well. The second performance is the best. Yes! You guessed it! It's Sean Penn as the ultimate spaced-out stoner, Jeff Spicoli. He made me laugh so hard, I thought I'd die laughing. Sorry to say, these two gifted actors are the only reasons to see this film. There is nothing else to recommend. Even with a female director, Amy Heckerling (Clueless), this is still smug, crude and blatantly sexist.
There is something else. When I wrote about Reality Bites, people wrote to me saying I was talking out my asshole about the subject. Maybe so. Maybe not. However, the subject of this film is something I do know about. I won't say whether these guys are realistic or not, but I will say that I definitely cannot relate to any of the things they do.