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Riding in Cars with Boys
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his is the story of 15 year old Bev (Drew Barrymore) and her friends Fay and Tina. The girls chase boys. Bev and Fay soon become pregnant. Bev marries the baby’s father Ray.

She has a baby and works as hard as she can so that she can win a scholarship to go to college to follow her dream of writing. Unfortunately life has other plans for her. Life is very hard for her with the baby and with her husband Ray who doesn’t work hard. Bev doesn’t manage to get to college.

Her life is very frustrating for her. Her husband is lazy and they never have any money. Bev cannot achieve her dreams. However, she manages to get on with her life and cope with the many problems that lie before her.

Drew Barrymore is great as Bev and her struggle to succeed is very real.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10


 


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