SOME GIRLS might have been another entry on the list of forgettable and self-indulgent coming-of-age memoirs, but instead turns out to be a refreshing, original, and gently persuasive comedy. When Michael (Patrick Dempsey) arrives in Quebec City to spend what he hopes will be a romantic
Christmas holiday with Gabby (Jennifer Connelly), an exotic beauty he regards as his college sweetheart, Gabby's attractive yet quirky family both enchants and bedevils the eager, callow American student. Though Michael eventually achieves his goal of going to bed with either Gabby or one of her
two beautiful sisters, it's only through her absent-minded grandmother (Lila Kedrova) th...