Beautiful Girls (1996)

beautiful-girls-movie-poster-1996-1020209370By Scott Goldfine

A struggling musician (Timothy Hutton) returns to suburban Boston for his 10-year high school reunion in this slight, slice-of-life drama. Hutton and his pals, including an effective Matt Dillon, face the crossroads of carousing with the boys and settling down as responsible men.

The film is diverting, but mostly all surface, and Hutton’s 13-year-old admirer (Natalie Portman) steals the show. Also stars Noah Emmerich, Uma Thurman, Mira Sorvino and Michael Rapaport.

GRADE: B-

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