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Dissected: Jenny Lewis

on April 04, 2013, 12:01am
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Troop Beverly Hills, movie, 1989


In a nutshell: Superficial, ditzy Beverly Hills housewife proves that she’s a worthwhile human being by becoming the leader of her daughter Hannah’s Wilderness Girls troop and involving a bunch of spoiled, neglected 12-year-old girls in her crumbling marriage.

Truest line Jenny Lewis has ever spoken on-screen: “I’ve got a great idea. Why don’t you two just kiss and make up? Then I won’t end up in therapy twice a week like Tessa!” –Hannah, to her parents

Is this real life? No, honey (and thank god).

Did Jenny Lewis get her taste in fashion from this movie? Likely.

Is Cheech Marin in this movie? How is Cheech Marin in this movie?

Moral of the story: You can reverse your divorce if you sell enough Girl Scout cookies to the 1%. 

Verdict: Jenny Lewis is way too good at playing the over-mature, emotional-casualty kid in her rich parents’ failing marriage.

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