Last Summer
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Last Summer is a frank coming-of-age tale that refuses to prettify its young characters or their activities. A group of aimless teens get together for sex, drugs and rock-and-roll on Fire Island. Timid, overweight Rhonda (Catherine Burns) is goaded into aberrant behavior by her peers, especially the promiscuous Sandy (Barbara Hershey). Enjoying Rhonda's discomfiture, Sandy encourages the boys in the group to gang-rape the poor girl. It was this scene, the first of its kind in a general-release American picture, that earned Last Summer its initial X rating. The film was later judiciously… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Like their subjects, they too frequently mistake postures for performances and smartness for wisdom."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"There are good movies about other people's lives, but rarely a movie that recalls, if only for a scene or two, the sense and flavor of life the way you remember it."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"One of those winsome, nostalgic beach movies."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"A brutal film, as well as an insightful one."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The best thing about the movie, however, are the performances that Perry has gotten from his new players, who manage to seem variously awkward and strident, dense and dumb, and sometimes very innocent, without ever being self-conscious about it."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"as disturbing as it is intriguing"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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