• Publication date: June 1, 2011

A girl who did everything wrong, but got everything right. Riding in Cars With Boys: A time for regret

Drew Barrymore portrays Beverly D'Onofrio in an adaptation of her autobiographical novel, �Riding in Cars With Boys� (2001), the account of a teenage mother and her struggle to overcome adversity.

Drew Barrymore portrays Beverly D'Onofrio in an adaptation of her autobiographical novel, �Riding in Cars With Boys� (2001), the account of a teenage mother and her struggle to overcome adversity.

Beverly (Bev) is an intelligent, young, Italian-American girl who is quickly developing into a woman. She has a deep interest in literature and aspires to be a writer, however she is equally, if not more interested in the pursuit of boys.

At age fifteen an eighteen-year-old boy named Ray enters Bev�s life as a knight in shining armor, rescuing her from embarrassment at a late night party. While Bev�s repeatedly stated policy for boys is �no touching below the waist,� she makes an exception for Ray � an exception that would shape the rest of her life.

Soon after the couple meet Beverly discovers that she is carrying a child, and in nine months gives birth to a beautiful baby boy named Jason.

From this point forward the young girl struggles with poverty, shame, and a recurring belief that she has destroyed her life. She marries Jason�s father, a well-meaning young man, who is unfortunately not a reliable provider, let alone a role model or backbone for a family.

Can she still achieve her dream of attending college and becoming a writer? Possibly but not without obstacles along the way.

This movie is rated PG-13 due to drug and sexual content.

Year: 2002

Runtime: 132 mins

Genre: Drama

Starring:

Drew Barrymore

James Woods

Steve Zahn

Lorraine Bracco

Brittany Murphy

Sara Gilbert

Adam Garcia

Directed by: Penny Marshall