Coming Soon (1999 film)
|Coming Soon (1999)|
DVD cover box art
|Directed by||Colette Burson|
|Produced by||Keven Duffy
|Written by||Colette Burson
|Music by||Christophe Beck|
|Distributed by||Unapix Entertainment Productions
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
|April 17, 1999|
Three wealthy, savvy high school seniors, Stream Hodsell (Bonnie Root), a smart, down-to-earth strawberry blonde, sassy Jenny Simon (Gaby Hoffmann), who masks her intelligence behind a guise of fishnet stockings, and soulful Nell Kellner (Tricia Vessey) attend the prestigious and expensive Halton School in Manhattan and have everything - brains, beauty, money, popularity, powerful parents, and boyfriends like Chad (James Roday) and a garage band musician, Henry Rockefeller Lipschitz (Ryan Reynolds). They have it all but are still unfulfilled. After losing her virginity without obtaining sexual satisfaction, Stream is confused as well as unfulfilled and studies the problem with self-help books, women's magazines and the comically misinformed advice of her peers. Judy Hodsell (Mia Farrow) is Stream's distracted ex-hippie mom, Dick Hodsell (Ryan O'Neal) is her yuppie father with a new young girlfriend, Mimi (Yasmine Bleeth), and Mr. Jennings (Spalding Gray) is a feel-good career counselor.
- Bonnie Root as Stream Hodsell
- Gaby Hoffmann as Jenny Simon
- Tricia Vessey as Nell Kellner
- Ryan Reynolds as Henry Lipschitz
- Ryan O'Neal as Dick
- Mia Farrow as Judy Hodsell
- Yasmine Bleeth as Mimi
- James Roday as Chad
- Spalding Gray as Mr. Jennings
- Peter Bogdanovich as Bartholomew
- Bridget Barkan as Polly
- Ramsey Faragallah as Wahid
- Ashton Kutcher as Louie
- James McCaffrey as Dante
- Victor Argo as Mr. Neipris
- Dmitry Lipkin as Young Teacher
- Ellen Pompeo as Upset Girl
- Rhasaan Orange as Sincere Boy
- Timothy Stickney as Suave Man
This film became the center of a controversy over gender-biased ratings when the MPAA Ratings gave this film the "NC-17" rating shortly after giving the far racier American Pie an "R" rating.
- Taubin, Amy "The Pleasure Police" Village Voice, 3 August 1999, p. 57.
- Schillinger, Leisel "Exile in Guyville" New York Magazine, 21 June 1999, p. 15.