Arresting Gena

1997, Movie, NR, 90 mins

In outline, if not in technique, this darkly disquieting coming-of-age "chick flick" remotely recalls Antonioni's L'AVVENTURA (1960), with its defiantly unresolved story line.

Gena (Aesha Waks), a 16-year-old New Jersey girl, works the summer at a beauty salon. With her mother in a coma and her uncle only a marginal figure, Gena is more or less free to do as she pleases. She counts among her friends a number of adolescent rebels and teen punks. Among them is Jane Freeman (Summer Phoenix), a chronic delinquent who's just run away from the latest in a series of foster homes, and brings Gena along on her shoplifting and car-stealing escapades. Jane fantasizes a ros...

Released: 1997 Rated: NR Length: 90 mins

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