After appearing in the musical, she contacted an agent and began taking acting lessons and later proved how serious she was by beginning her screen acting career at age 12, in a 1993 episode of the television series Dr.
Quinn, Medicine Woman; the same year, she also appeared in the made-for-television film River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene and made a cameo on The Adventures of Pete & Pete as a nurse at the beginning of the episode "Dance Fever".
The perils of popularity, the anxieties of sex and dating, and the dangers of stepping outside the status quo were all subjects these films explored (the relatable stuff, right? Some '90s movies for teen girls, like , even discovered funny, heartfelt ways of exploring important social issues like race and sexual identity.
For the first time, VHS was transitioning into a sell-through market, meaning tapes and DVDs were finally cheap enough for studios to move tens of thousands of copies, rather than just selling to collectors and video stores.
This movie was pretty much the highlight of Balk's career, unfortunately, but her performance is amazing, and it remains one of the most iconic of the decade.
No woman has ever done so much singlehandedly to spike purple lipstick sales, arouse hidden sapphic desires, and encourage irresponsible dabbling in the occult.
And come on - n Were you more of a Cher or were you more of a Ty?
Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Allison Janney, more Initial Release: 1999 Directed by: Gil Junger Rated: PG-13 (USA)Also Ranked #1 on The Best Teen Romance Movies #20 on The Best Movies of 1999 #14 on The Greatest Date Movies of All Time #37 on Movies with the Best Soundtracks is a movie about how great conformity is, and how much it totally sucks to be an individual.
It also epitomizes the head desk movie cliche of a "nerdy" female lead being instantly transformed into a knockout by removing her glasses and applying some lip gloss.
Overdressed popularity queens are usually the villains of teen movies.
Part of what makes is a great movie about the importance of not judging people at first glance.