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Little Darlings

Little Darlings makes an honest effort to deal with the sexual stirrings of two teenage girls, but many adults are likely to dismiss the effort as puppy love with appeal to prurient interests.

Cast:
Tatum O'Neal Kristy McNichol Matt Dillon Armand Assante Krista Errickson Nicholas Coster

Little Darlings makes an honest effort to deal with the sexual stirrings of two teenage girls, but many adults are likely to dismiss the effort as puppy love with appeal to prurient interests.

Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol are both excellent as virgins of widely different social backgrounds who meet at summer camp. O’Neal is a sheltered rich girl and McNichol the poor, streetwise urchin but their different upbringings do not release their shared hesitancy about making love for the first time.

In his feature debut, director Ronald F. Maxwell isn’t perfect. But he gets several fine scenes from his performers, especially when O’Neal deals with her love interest, when NcNichol deals with her love interest, and best of all, when O’Neal and McNichol finally level with each other.

Little Darlings

Production: Paramount. Director Ronald F. Maxwell; Producer Stephen J. Friedman; Screenplay Kimi Peck, Dalene Young; Camera Fred Batka; Editor Pembroke J. Herring; Music Charles Fox; Art Director William Hiney

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1980. Running time: 92 MIN.

With: Tatum O'Neal Kristy McNichol Matt Dillon Armand Assante Krista Errickson Nicholas Coster

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