Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
Movies vist the Family Entertainment Center for more entertainment resources
Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Sugar Town

Rating:R (for strong language, some drug content and sexuality)
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:September 17, 1999
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Rosanna Arquette, Ally Sheedy, Lucinda Jenney, John Taylor, John Doe
Director:Allison Anders, Kurt Voss
Producer:Dan Hassid
Writer:Allison Anders, Kurt Voss
Distributor:October Films

Description: Sundance veteran Allison Anders returns, this time alongside former collaborator Kurt Voss, with an exuberantly wry and insightful work that captures the essence of Los Angeles as an "industry town." If you think that industry is film, guess again; It's the music business/world/scene that's up for discussion; uh, make that dissection. Not since Nashville has the hustling, double dealing, treachery, and ruthlessness of wanna-bes, has-beens, and never-weres been so aptly and accurately displayed. It's a universe full of characters usually portrayed as caricatures, but the intimate knowledge that Anders and Voss share allows them to create, sketch, and color in perfect detail a gleefully energetic romp that gets sharper as it goes along. Needless to say, a plot summary does no justice to the story, but we can begin with Gwen (Jade Gordon). Ambitious and conniving don't begin to describe how far she'll go to become rock's next goddess. She's "cleaning" house for Liz (Ally Sheedy), a production designer who's looking for love. And when opportunity comes in the form of Burt, Gwen takes opportunity by the...you get the picture. Meanwhile, Brit rocker Clive (John Taylor) is married to actress Eva (Rosanna Arquette), up for a job as Christina Ricci's mother, and he's trying to get it together for another hit. And I haven't told you half! Vicious, yet hilarious, Sugar Town fully deserves to be this year's centerpiece. It's a masterful digression on love, fame, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll with a little insight on how to get ahead in LA.

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Handwriting Headquarters
We've got handwriting practice worksheets, handwriting tips, and answers to your child's writing struggles, just in time for back to school. Brought to you by BIC.

11 Coolest Lunch Boxes for Kids
Send your child's lunch to school in style! Check out our picks for the 11 best lunch boxes with great features from BPA-free accessories to spill-resistant fabric.

7 Important Back-to-School Safety Tips
Follow these back-to-school safety tips to make sure your child stays safe on the way to school, in the classroom, and while on the playground.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!