Photo Credits: Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW. Once home, her mother cautions her about going too far, and then tells her that not only do good girls save themselves for marriage, but they don't have those urges at all(!) Phyllis Diller as Texas Guinan Bud then has to find himself, while Deanie must heal to regain her sanity and sense of self-worth. It was Beatty's debut in the movies; it was Inge's first work done specifically for the screen; and it was Kazan's first picture that failed to satisfy. They part, Beatty to a life of dissipation at Yale, Wood to a mental institution in Virginia. It drives Beatty crazy and he wants to marry her, but his father insists that he wait until after college, and encourages him to go after a "different kind of girl" to relieve his frustrations(!) She conveys such incredibly strong feelings of remorse, desperation and sadness as the fragile Deanie, it takes the audience into the world of this character and we can feel nothing but sympathy for her. Yet he is emotionally stable enough to take it. (I think their real-life affair during this film contributed to the sparks that fly in this movies). Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. Jan Norris as Juanita Howard I'm just as fresh and viriginal as the day I was born, mom!" I am a male in my early thirties and the film has touched me in such a way that I have never been touched by an old movie before. Don't have an account? Such a heartbreaking tale of teenage angst and tragic love. and the Terms and Policies, As her name indicates, she is good-hearted and selfless. But anyone who’s thrown – or endured – a teenager’s temper tantrum will recognize the anger and confusion on the screen as genuine. I haven't any pride! Beatty was in his early twenties and had just appeared in Inge's play "A Loss of Roses" in 1959, after having been discovered by Josh Logan and Inge while working in a small playhouse in New Jersey. | Rating: 6/10 Her looks of love into Beatty's eyes are intensely endearing. I give the movie the highest grade there is, when it comes to ranking. External Reviews which was once so bright But their descent is marked both by the effects of their environment and by the simple fact that adulthood always disappoints the idealism of youth, a theme the title of the film evokes. So poignant. The psychology may be simplistic, but the powerful portrayals from the cast - especially from Beatty - make that weakness seem like an irrelevance.