SYNOPSIS

When her parents divorce, shallow Alexis ‘Lexi’ Archer moves with ma Catherine and kid sister Jill to Seattle. Trough her only talent, volleyball, she finds a single friend on high school, popular, pretty and together brat Jennifer ‘Jen’, who teaches her tricks to be attractive, but also how to become absurdly thin trough excessive dieting, which soon escalates into anorexia: even dear dad Peter Archer in Chicago can’t get her to enjoy anything with calories; as if that weren’t unhealthy enough, she gets bulimia, pig-out sessions followed by self-induced vomiting, till it causes blood to come too while all muscles, even the heart, are effectively starved. Ma is sensible enough to find out and send her to a clinic, but too weak to have her forced-fed in time, so dad steps in. When she’s finally released home, she tells ma about Jen’s similar skinniness-obsession, with even more tragic consequences.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

February 19, 1996

DIRECTOR

James A. Contner

WRITER

Elizabeth Gill

COMPANY

Libra Pictures

GENRE

Drama

RUNTIME

96 minutes

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