- This article is about the film. For the single by Nickelback, see Old Enough (Nickelback song). For the single by The Raconteurs, see Old Enough (Raconteurs song).
|Directed by||Marisa Silver|
|Produced by||Dina Silver|
|Written by||Marisa Silver|
|Music by||Julian Marshall|
|Editing by||Mark Burns|
|Distributed by||Orion Classics|
|Release dates||August 24, 1984|
|Running time||91 minutes|
Old Enough is a 1984 teen drama film. It stars Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Danny Aiello, Neill Barry, Roxanne Hart, Alyssa Milano and Susan Kingsley. It was written and directed by Marisa Silver and produced by Dina Silver, daughters of film director Joan Micklin Silver.
Set in 1984 in New York, Old Enough is the story of a teenage girl, Karen Bruckner, from the "wrong side of the tracks" (played by Harvest), whose father (played by Aiello) is the superintendent of the rundown apartment complex in which they live. Her friend, Lonnie Sloane, is a rich, well-bred 11 year-old (played by Boyd). Milano, in her film debut, plays Lonnie's sister Diane.
Old Enough is an earnest take on the coming-of-age story, set in New York City. Karen (Rainbow Harvest) is a streetwise teen from a lower-middle-class family who pursues a friendship with 11-year-old Lonnie (Sarah Boyd). Lonnie is from a wealthy, upper-class family who live in the area. As the two become friends, they expose each other to the very different lifestyles they live. In the process they learn lessons each culture has to offer.
The situation becomes complicated when Karen's brother Johnny (Neill Barry) shows interest in Lonnie and Lonnie begins to develop a crush on him. Soon, a sensual new neighbor (Roxanne Hart) moves into Karen's family's apartment building, whom Johnny becomes slightly infatuated with. Circumstances arise that will test Karen and Lonnie's friendship.
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