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'Inventing the Abbotts'

By Desson Howe
Washington Post Staff Writer

  Movie Critic


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Director:
Pat O'Connor
Cast:
Joaquin Phoenix;
Billy Crudup;
Will Patton;
Kathy Baker;
Jennifer Connelly;
Michael Sutton;
Liv Tyler;
Joanna Going;
Barbara Williams;
Alessandro Nivola
Running Time:
1 hour, 47 minutes
R
Under 17 restricted


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Critic's Corner Desson Howe - Weekend section, "Too long winded and dull."

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Set in the late 1950s, it's a story about two teenage brothers in the Midwest whose lives are devastatingly affected by the rich girls next door. Doug Holt and his older brother, Jacey, are glassy eyed about the Abbotts, their affluent neighbors who reside in a mansion, do tent parties and boast three gorgeous daughters -- Alice, Eleanor and Pamela.

Jacey makes it his personal task to bed sultry Eleanor. And the Abbotts’ imposing father makes it his task to thwart him. Meanwhile, Doug -- who also has the hots for Eleanor -- feels almost obliged to pursue middle sister, Pamela, who happens to be his pal. -- Desson Howe Director: Pat O'Connor Cast: Joaquin Phoenix; Billy Crudup; Will Patton; Kathy Baker; Jennifer Connelly; Michael Sutton; Liv Tyler; Joanna Going; Barbara Williams; Alessandro Nivola Running Time: Filmographies: Liv Tyler; Will Patton

   
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