Coming Soon (1999 film)

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Coming Soon
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DVD cover box art
Directed by Colette Burson
Produced by Keven Duffy
Beau Flynn
Stefan Simchowitz
Written by Colette Burson
Kate Robin
Music by Christophe Beck
Distributed by Unapix Entertainment Productions
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date
  • April 17, 1999 (1999-04-17)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Coming Soon is a 1999 American romantic comedy film and is also Ashton Kutcher's debut role.


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.


Ratings controversy[edit]

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.[1][2][3]


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  2. ^ Taubin, Amy "The Pleasure Police" Village Voice, 3 August 1999, p. 57.
  3. ^ Schillinger, Leisel "Exile in Guyville" New York Magazine, 21 June 1999, p. 15.

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