Close Call (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Close Call (2004)




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The harrowing journey of a desperate teenage girl trapped in a self-destructive downward spiral offers an illuminating portrait of the breakdown of the contemporary American family in director Jimmy Lee's tragic coming of age story. Jenny Kim is a sixteen-year-old girl who was raised on the soiled streets of Los Angeles, and when family strife drives her parents to divorce the confused young girl the horrors of the outside world seem to break down the doors of her once-happy home as well. Now, as Jenny struggles against her growing feelings of abandonment and alienation while trapped in a suffocating cultural limbo, her fragile vulnerability leaves her open to temptation and the damaging influences of drugs and hard partying. Though her mother's attempts to break through to Jenny seem to have little effect on the confused teen, her father David proves that he is willing to make every sacrifice necessary to help his troubled daughter turn her life around before it's too late.


Annie Lee
as Jenny
Jeff Fahey
as Elliot
Angie Lee
as Tanya
Jan Devereaux
as Modeling Instructor
Mathew Botuchis
as George Krasner
Kathleen Hickey
as Mrs. Williams
Kaye Lu
as Young Jenny
Susan Talbot
as Sharon Krasner
Marsha Fee Berger
as Mrs. Williams
Adam Lebow
as Richard's Brother
Michel Bayan
as Police Officer
Matthew Saxe
as Cousin at Party
Robert Frank Telfer
as HS Principal
Rosalinde Tropper
as Co-Star `Blondie'
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Critic Reviews for Close Call

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Ineptitude abounds in this ham-fisted thirteen wannabe.

May 4, 2004

Too inconsequential and too earnest to belong in the So Bad It's Good category; rather, it's merely bad.

April 28, 2004

Silly, often unintentionally hilarious potboiler.

April 16, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

A poorly executed DIY production replete with all the un-tethered irresponsibility and overly demonstrative signifiers one would expect.

April 26, 2004 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

Lee has heaped so many social ills on his heroine that it's difficult to buy any of it.

April 16, 2004 | Full Review…

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