Uneven but filled with flashes of painful insight into the pitfalls awaiting adolescent girls -- particularly girls adrift in floundering families -- this darkly comic look at life on the fringes of California's most glamorous ZIP code boasts
a phenomenal performance from youthful Natasha Lyonne. Fifteen-year-old Viv Abramowitz's (Lyonne) figure is busting out all over and she's utterly mortified, particularly since she and her all-male family -- dad Murray (Alan Arkin), college-bound brother Ben (David Krumholtz) and little brother
Rickey (Eli Marienthal) -- live a nomadic existence defined by cramped hotel rooms and tacky, too-small apartments. Divorced and perpe...