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FoxfireFoxfire is one of Angelina Jolie’s earlier films. The storyline tells the coming of age struggles of four young women whose lives change immediately after meeting a drifter named Legs (played by Angelina Jolie). At first the film seems to be like most mediocre films you see on Lifetime or worse an Afterschool movie, but Jolie’s performance manages to keep you interested. Legs is not only dangerous, she’s also quite genuine it seems. It is unfortunate that the film drifts into the same stereotype of lesbian love and rape themes that almost every female coming of age story ends up talking about. Perhaps these themes are important, but perhaps script writers use this theme as a crutch to make semi-boring storylines more interesting. In this case it made the film more ordinary and boring.

However, Foxfire is not quite as bad as watching The View. You still have some interesting characters and you still have Angelina Jolie. If you actually took all the characters and made them boys, it would actually work too. That is what I found interesting about Foxfire, the coming of age story was a little less girly than most other films. It’s just that they ruined it by throwing in a lesbian love story which wasn’t needed and which made the film too predictable.

3 out 5 stars

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