DVD Baby It's You [DVD] [2001] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 1201291),
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Baby It's You [DVD] [2001] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Like GREASE without the song and dance, BABY IT'S YOU is a coming-of-age story about two mismatched lovers--Jill (Rosanna Arquette), a popular Jewish student about to go to college, and Sheik (Vincent Spano), an Italian trashman's son nicknamed after a condom brand. Beginning with the characters' love affair in a New Jersey high school in the 1960s, the film doesn't stop at senior prom night; instead, the film follows their complicated relationship as Jill goes to a woman's college and Sheik attempts to make it as a singer in Florida. The film, which director John Sayles considers one of his most autobiographical, was the first picture he made with financing from a major studio. After viewing Sayles's cut of the film, Paramount wanted to reedit the film to focus only on the characters' romance in high school. Sayles threatened to take his name off the project, and after the studio cut of the film did not test better with focus groups, his version of the film prevailed. Featuring Arquette in her first starring role, BABY IT'S YOU is an unsentimental look at one cross-class relationship.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LF00030

  • Credits
    Vincent Spano, Tracy Pollan, Rosanna Arquette, Fisher Stevens, Robert Downey, Donnie Kehr
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Sayles'] characteristically witty precision....A labor of love for everyone involved."
    New York Times

    "...It's Rosanna Arquette who makes BABY IT'S YOU persistently watchable...Arquette is clearly one of the sexiest young actresses on the screen today and her exceedingly alive performance shows great potential..."

    "...The sure hand at work in this simple but expansive chronicle makes this a documentary almost anyone can relate to..."
    Box Office

    "...Equally memorable Rosanna Arquette and Vincent Spano play mismatched Jersey teens who manage to strike romantic sparks in high school..."
    USA Today

    "Michael Ballhaus' luminous photography is a definite plus, though ultimately it's the performances -- especially Arquette's -- that are the film's strongest suit."
    Sight and Sound

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