Lost and Delirious

Lost and Delirious

DVD - 2001
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The story of three adolescent girls and their experience with first love and the discovery of sexual passion.
Publisher: [United States] : Lions Gates Home Entertainment, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781589711075
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE LOST
Characteristics: Laser optical
1 videodisc (R)(104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4
Notes: Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture by Cité-Ameŕique International
Widescreen edition
A film by Lea Pool, Jackie Burroughs, Mimi Kuzyk, Graham Greene
Title from disc label
English and Spanish subtitles


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May 08, 2016

Love this movie !!!! 420

Piper Perabo is great

Dec 06, 2008

OPl use to have this title on its shelves - it has mysteriously disappeared - either because of too frequent use causing damage: Understandable because it stars Mischa Barton, and a couple of other young starlettes, Piper Parabo and Jessica Pare at their prenubile best, in subject matter far more controversial than Mischa's goody-two-shoes role as Marissa Cooper in the O.C. allowed her to portray... or because someone shamelessly tefted it... possibly for the same reason!
I've enquired of OPL about its repurchase - but if more peeps on this watch were to complain to oplreference@oakville.ca and insist that OPL restock it, we'd get it back into circulation a lot quicker.

Filmed in Canada, it's a deft coming-of-age story at an all-girls private boarding school, told from the perspective of Mary (Mischa Barton) who observes the budding new love relationship between her two friends Victoria, played by Canadian star Jessica Pare, and Pauline (Piper Parabo).

Here's rotten tomotoes synopsis: "A hauntingly evoked tale of three adolescent girls' first loves, discovery of sexual passion, and search for identity, Lost and Delirious is the first work filmed in English by acclaimed Quebecois director Lea Pool (Emporte-moi). From a brilliant adaptation of Susan Swan's novel, The Wives of Bath, by Toronto screenwriter Judith Thompson, the film features a knockout cast with Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) as Paula, Jessica Paré (Stardom) as Victoria (Tori), and Misha Barton (The Sixth Sense) as Mary, who goes by "Mouse." All in their teens or early twenties, the actors give powerful, improvisatory, emotionally sensitive performances. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves swiftly from academic routine, homesickness, and girlish silliness to the darker regions of lovers' intrigue: Paula and Tori are discovered; Mouse becomes their confessor and accomplice and the unstoppable emotions of adolescence collide with the immovable conventions of society as she is torn between loyalty to her two friends. In Lost and Delirious, the theatricality of overwrought teenage emotion finds its counterpart in the artful use of Shakespearean drama, from poetic declaration of love, loss, and defiance, to symbols of falconry and fencing. This Gothic tale of love's blooming, its innocent ecstasy, and ultimate obsessions is a tour de force.


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