Pretty Persuasion

Release date:August 12, 2005
(NY, LA)

Studio:Samuel Goldwyn Films, Roadside Attractions

Director:Marcos Siega

MPAA Rating:R (for strong sexual content and graphic dialogue involving teens, and language)


Starring:Evan Rachel Wood, James Woods, Ron Livingston, Jaime King, Selma Blair, Jane Krakowski, Johnny Lewis

Genre:Drama, Comedy

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Plot Summary:

Evan Rachel Wood plays Kimberly Joyce, an insanely intelligent, wildly funny, shockingly cruel and sexy-beyond-her-years Beverly Hills teenager who will stop at nothing to become famous. Believing the world is an orchestra and she is the conductor, Kimberly masterfully manipulates all those around her. She convinces her two best friends to join her in a campaign against their befuddled teacher, Mr. Anderson, played to nebbishy perfection by Ron Livingston. Kimberly entangles the entire Beverly Hills community in her carefully woven web of seduction and deceit. A clever comedy with many turns, "Pretty Persuasion" has an ending that nobody but Kimberly can predict!

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