Old Enough

6.41 h 31 min198413+
Twelve-year-old Lonnie Sloan is a well-to-do New York rich kid and Karen Bruckner is the more ordinary, impoverished New York kid. They happen to meet one day on the street in their neighborhood and hit it off (In HD).
Marissa Silver
Sarah BoydRainbow Harvest
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SBC97223Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Coming Of Age in 1983 Well Told
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I was in college with this came out and it accurately captures many elements of 1983 to T! Lonnie and Karen were well depicted as finding a bond despite social status. Sarah Boyd's portrayal of Lonnie was amazing and Rainbow Harvest's Karen was accurate a depiction as I have seen. The story has some slice of life elements but really plays on sometimes how little we know about those not all that far away.

For a first movie by many of the people associated with this one and not being high budget Old Enough gets at least two bonus stars. This is a solidly above average movie with very identifiable characters all discovering parts of their human authenticity so it runs out of adjusted stars at Five.
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R. HamiltonReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Story of Friendship
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In New York City, wealthy 12-year-old Lonnie (Sarah Boyd) meets working-class, streetwise 14-year-old Karen (Rainbow Harvest) and becomes close friends with her, despite their very different backgrounds. Lonnie lives in a luxurious townhouse, complete with a maid, whereas Karen's building encompasses multiple, basic apartments. Karen's visits to Lonnie's house introduce her to a calmer way of life; on the other hand, Lonnie's visits to Karen's area expose her to a world that is more down to earth...and where shouting, abuse, as well as sex, are commonplace.

A unique coming-of-age story, Old Enough will transport you back to New York City in the early 1980s, when kids still went outside to play, rode bicycles without helmets, and played stickball in the street. Those of us "old enough" will relive an era before the Internet, iPhones, etc., when curious children befriended one another simply by joining in outdoor activities, coming over for dinner, and sleeping over one another's house.

In addition to nostalgia, there is also plenty of realism. Lonnie and Karen's onscreen friendship was brilliantly portrayed and truly felt genuine. Despite its ups and downs, to include the friction created when Lonnie becomes attracted to Karen's brother Johnny (Neill Barry), their friendship endures in the end, with Lonnie literally slapping reality into Karen, and Karen growing up, realizing her mistake, and befriending Lonnie once again.

Old Enough also stars Danny Aiello as Karen and Johnny's intimidating father and features a very young Alyssa Milano as Lonnie's little sister. This DVD includes an interview with actress Roxanne Hart, who portrayed sensual upstairs-neighbor Carla. Fans are sure to enjoy the actress's fond memories of working on the film.
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Patricia BogoeviciReviewed in the United States on February 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Perfect movie
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First saw this on cable in the 80's. It holds up as a fantastic glimpse of life. They don't make simple innocent films like this anymore. This represents all that was good about independent cinema before the internet killed it. It reminds me of the joy of discovering hidden gems at film festivals, movies that felt as if they were made just for you. This is a special film, well made, entertaining, and just a joy to watch. I literally can't say enough good things about it. I want to hug everyone involved in its creation. It is a perfect movie. It makes me want to travel back in time and live in the 80's again. Before the cynicism of the internet stole our innocence and made us all miserable.
AnamariReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
I don't know if it's a "great" movie but I ...
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I don't know if it's a "great" movie but I do know it is one that I watched several times when I was a little girl back in Mexico!
and one that I remembered. They used to show this movie a lot. It has stuck on me ever since, the music, the girl, the ambiance of the 80's.
It took me YEARS to remember the name of this memorable movie. I think it's nostalgic plot is the one that made me remember it for so long, that and that I never understood the meaning back then, probably because I was so little (but I knew there was one) .... Interesting to read that others found it for the same reason.
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Jeffrey H. SchmidtReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah Boyd - Come Back! I Miss You!
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So happy this little 'coming of age' gem finally made it to DVD. I was worried initially, that the image quality was going to be poor, but the many positive reviews on Amazon convinced me to take the plunge. The transfer looks great, and this 1983 indie film looks better now than I've ever seen it before. Like many other fans of this movie, I was first introduced to this film via it's many airings on cable TV, starting back in the mid 80's. I enjoyed it then, but now I love the movie. It's a simple story about a complicated time of life. The film is a window to the past, which captures the look of people then, the sights and sounds, and a style and pace of film making that's not seen these days.

Sarah Boyd's portrayal of Lonnie is wonderful, beautiful to watch. She captured something so precious, yet subtle and intangible, that it nearly defies any meaningful description. It's the mystery of girls. As far as I know, this is the only film she ever made as an actor, though I know she continues in the business as an editor. I really love her in this, and I dearly wish she would have continued to act, but then the fact that she didn't, makes this movie even more unique and precious.
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bobby smithReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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nice item as described, would buy from again.
Andre LReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
I like slice of life movies and when I first watched ...
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I like slice of life movies and when I first watched "Old Enough" over 10 years ago I was intrigued by it. Now after watching it again it didn't have the same effect on me, but I enjoyed it. The class conflict and coming of age themes are interesting and it's interesting to see NYC street life in 1983. The young cast is good, but I thought the best one is ALYSA MILANO (her very first movie) already showing her talent and making a great child actor.
Rydia SkylarReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect blend of mostalgia and realism.
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As someone who loves the 80's and nearly grew up in them, (I was 5 when this movie came out), Old Enough has the exact perfect mixture of plot, acting, and scenery to make it an 80's favorite. My sister and I watched this again and again. We were fascinated by both worlds, Lonnie's somewhat disconnected high-brow family, and Karen's trashier yet more loving household. If you love the 80's like me this will not disappoint. It's also great to see all the branding of the various companies we all liked back then.
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