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July 12, 1998 | Steve Hochman
No, writer-director Susan Skoog didn't title her micro-budget debut "Whatever" just to get in this column. But we couldn't pass up on this bit of synchronicity. Fortunately, Skoog, 33, made it worthwhile with her girl's coming-of-age story set in 1981 in the filmmaker's native New Jersey. The edgy, colorful film also impressed the folks at Sony Classic Pictures, who are releasing it Friday. HIGH FINANCE: "We got the movie shot for $115,000 in cash.
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July 12, 1998 | Steve Hochman
No, writer-director Susan Skoog didn't title her micro-budget debut "Whatever" just to get in this column. But we couldn't pass up on this bit of synchronicity. Fortunately, Skoog, 33, made it worthwhile with her girl's coming-of-age story set in 1981 in the filmmaker's native New Jersey. The edgy, colorful film also impressed the folks at Sony Classic Pictures, who are releasing it Friday. HIGH FINANCE: "We got the movie shot for $115,000 in cash.
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July 17, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coming of age is too universal an experience for filmmakers ever to stop making movies about. Yet when this rite of passage occurs in a typical American high school you begin to wonder whether there's anything left to say. The answer is yes, at least when the writer-director is as talented and keenly observant as Susan Skoog, who makes it clear that an important new filmmaker has arrived with her wonderful "Whatever," which is at once wrenching and funny.
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