Big Girls Don't Cry
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Maria von Heland makes her feature-length directorial debut with the teen drama Grosse Mädchen Weinen Nicht (Big Girls Don't Cry). Set in Berlin, where traditional and poor Kati (Anna Maria Muhe) is best friends with liberal and wealthy Steffi (Karoline Herfurth). When they spot Steffi's father, Hans (Stefan Kurt), kissing another woman (Teresa Harder), the two girls plan a scheme of revenge. They make friends with the other woman's daughter, Tessa (Josefine Domes), only to set her up in a dangerous situation with a pornographer (Dieter Laser). As Steffi begins to experiment with… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A refreshing reminder that learning how to navigate danger is a big part of being a teenager, and that no kind of upbringing -- or nifty home furnishings -- can or should shield a young adult from life outside her doors."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"It felt as heavy as a German meal of dumplings and gravy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sleek, not-quite- trashy-enough melodrama."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"[A] tiresome melange of teen depression, teen sex, teen crime, and teen friendship..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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