LOST AND DELIRIOUS

Succumbing to Immoral Passions

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Release Date: July 06, 2001

Starring: Piper Perabo, Jessica Pare &
Mischa Barton

Genre: Drama

Audience: Teenagers & young adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Director: Lea Pool

Executive Producer:

Producer: Michel Propper & Amos Gitai

Writer: Amos Gitai & Marie-Jose
Sanselme

Address Comments To:

Tom Ortenburg & Mark Urman, Co-Presidents
Lions Gate Releasing
561 Broadway
Suite 12B
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 966-4670
Fax: (212) 966-2544
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(RoRo, EE, AbAb, HoHoHo, LLL, VV, SSS, NNN, A, DD, MM) Romantic worship of romance & beauty, worship of birds of prey & unbiblical notions of self discovery & self experience, with very negative portrayal of family life throughout, plus strong homosexual content; strong language used often & consistently, at least 25 obscenities & profanities; graphic fight scene with swords & much blood; graphic nudity & sexuality more than a few times; alcohol use; cigarette & marijuana smoking throughout; and, undisciplined stalking & other erratic behavior.

Summary:

LOST AND DELIRIOUS is the story of two teenage girls who fall in lust with one another at an all-girls boarding school in Canada. Strong foul language and graphic nudity and sexual immorality pervade this tale, which also contains a very negative portrayal of family life.

Review:

I have got it!! Let’s take two adolescents involved in a steamy relationship, add one shy reserved adolescent having familial issues, set everything at a boarding school…no that’s been done before….We’ll make the characters all female!! That’s it!!

An award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, LOST AND DELIRIOUS is another teen coming of age flick about romance, uncontrollable sexual desires and general adolescent angst. The twist is that the lead characters are lesbian.

Paulie (Piper Perabo) is a very aggressive and unpredictable troubled orphan at an all-girls boarding school in Canada. She gets involved in an intimate relationship with Victoria (Jessica Pare), as they live together in the girl’s dormitory. The story is told through the eyes of “Mouse” (Mischa Barton), who moves into the girl’s room.

When Mouse first arrives at the school, she really misses her natural mother who died a few years ago. Through the observation of Paulie and Victoria’s relationship, she begins to “open” up to the reality of the world. After Paulie and Victoria break up, Paulie turns into a spurned psychotic stalker. From there, the movie heads into Shakespearean themes and incoherent twists.

LOST AND DELIRIOUS searches for meaning in life the same way dozens of other movies in the 80s and 90s. Teenagers rebel against authority by spiking punch bowls, smoking, pranks, lusty relationships, etc.. The only reason this film possibly could have been a Sundance award winner was because the lead characters were lesbian. Other than that fact, this is just another formulaic teen coming of age movie with school girls prancing around in short skirts. The acting was the strongest point in the movie, and was probably what kept people staying until the end. Strong foul language and graphic nudity and sexual immorality pervade this tale, which also contains a very negative portrayal of family life.

In Brief:

LOST AND DELIRIOUS is another teenage coming of age flick about romance, uncontrollable sexual desires and general adolescent angst. The twist is that the lead characters are lesbian. Paulie (Piper Perabo) is a very aggressive and unpredictable troubled orphan at an all-girls boarding school in Canada. She gets involved in an intimate relationship with Victoria (Jessica Pare) while they live together in the dormitory. The story is told through the eyes of “Mouse” (Mischa Barton), who moves into their room. After Paulie and Victoria break up, Paulie turns into a spurned psychotic stalker. From there, the movie heads into Shakespearean themes and incoherent twists.

LOST AND DELIRIOUS searches for meaning in life the same way dozens of other movies. Teenagers rebel against authority by spiking punch bowls, smoking, pranks, lusty relationships, etc. The acting was the strongest point in the movie and was probably what kept people staying until the end. Other than that fact, this is just another formulaic teen coming of age film with school girls prancing around in short skirts. Strong foul language and graphic nudity and sexual immorality pervade this tale, which also contains a very negative portrayal of family life.