As one of the first participants in the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women, actress Dyan Cannon received a 1976 Academy Award nomination for NUMBER ONE, in the category of best live action short. Now, making her feature directorial debut, Cannon showcases her limited
dramatic range--screaming, crying, pounding her fists, smoking pot and binge eating--in THE END OF INNOCENCE, a shrill, noisy self-help melodrama.
Cannon stars as the adult Stephanie Lewis (portrayed as an 18-year-old by the late Rebecca Schaeffer), born to unloving, demanding, constantly quarreling parents (George Coe and Lola Mason) who won't buy her a puppy. From the start, s...