Foxes is an ambitious attempt to do a film relating to some of the not-so-acceptable realities among teenagers that ends up delivering far less than it is capable of.
Story of four teenage girls and their battles often becomes a depressing, one-sided and melodramatic treatise on American youth.
It soon becomes clear this is not the usual gaggle of girls portrayed as typical American teenagers. Cherie Currie is a stoned-out former hooker, Marilyn Kagan is an unhappy, overweight fat girl longing to shed her parents’ protective shell, Kandice Stroh is a lying, confused flirt and Jodie Foster is a level-headed intellect.
Constant switching of action between the girls causes Stroh’s character to be lost mid-way and Foster’s identity to never fully be explored despite the fact she’s the focal point.
United Artists/PolyGram. Director Adrian Lyne; Producer David Puttnam, Gerald Ayres; Screenplay Gerald Ayres; Camera Leon Bijou; Editor Jim Coblentz; Music Giorgio Moroder; Art Director Michel Levesque
(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1980. Running time: 106 MIN.
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