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NEW WATERFORD GIRL

(2000)
97 mins | Bullying | Comedy | Sports | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova Scotia14A
P.E.I.14A
New Brunswick14A
QuebecG
OntarioAA
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanPG
Alberta14A
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonPG

Director: Allan Moyle

Writer(s): Tricia Fish

Star(s): Liane Balaban, Andrew McCarthy, Nicholas Campbell, Tara Spencer-Nairn

Synopsis:

Moonie Potts (Balaban) is a 15-year-old misfit who will do anything to get out of dreary New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Lou Benzoa (Spencer-Nairn) is a tough girl from the Bronx who couldn’t be happier to be moving to the seaside hamlet.

Lou is as extroverted and impulsive as Moonie is shy and withdrawn, and soon their unlikely friendship starts turning the town upside down. Lou wins over the local girls by punishing their two-timing boyfriends, while Moonie plans a new life in New York City. The film was nominated for seven Genies.

“Absolutely genius…
I think it’s so important to get young Canadians excited about their national cinema 
and this is the best way to do it.”
— Liane Balaban, actress

  • ESL
  • Staff Pick

About the Director

Allan Moyle

Director/screenwriter/actor Moyle wrote the seminal Canadian films Montreal Main and The Rubber Gun, and directed the latter. His film credits also include Times Square, Pump Up the Volume, Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story and, most recently, WeirdsvilleHe is currently working on the documentary How Sweet It Is.

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Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles

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