Reform School Girl

"Terrible"

Reform School Girl Review


Rarely have I longed for the hours lost watching a terrible movie than after (and during) a screening of the atrocious Reform School Girl, a picture released 11 years after its making on DVD (and a remake of an oldie), thanks to a shortish appearance in it by Joey star Matt LeBlanc -- who, no, does not play one of the girls.

B-lister Aimee Graham gets a rare starring role here as a good girl who gets caught up in a random and dumbass crime (with LeBlanc), then gets sent to reform school where she spends her time swabbing floors, inciting food fights, exploring lesbian love (natch!), and throwing the big race at the "school" track meet.

What???

This hodgepodge of awful cliches and random plot points isn't even excuse to show off nubile ladies in various stages of undress (though there's a little of that), as most of the film wants instead to tell you an earnest story about how rough it is in women's correctional institutions. Well that doesn't work at all. You want to show a movie about punishment? Videotape hapless viewers forced to watch Reform School Girl and make it into a documentary. Midnight Express's got nothing on that.



Reform School Girl

Facts and Figures

Run time: 85 mins

In Theaters: Friday 23rd September 1994

Distributed by: Miramax

Production compaines: American International Pictures (AIP), Carmel Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5

IMDB: 5.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Gloria Castillo as Donna Price, Ross Ford as David Lindsay, Edward Byrnes as Vince (as Edward Byrnes), Ralph Reed as Jackie Dodd, Jan Englund as Ruth, Yvette Vickers as Roxy, Helen Wallace as Mrs. Trimble, Donna Jo Gribble as Cathy Durand, as Josie Brigg

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