Year of Release: 1997
Director: Pat O'Connor
Approx. Running Time: 112 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
In this classic coming-of-age tale, forbidden love and impossible dreams intertwine when the handsome, working class Holt brothers are drawn to the beautiful and wealthy Abbott sisters. With an all-star cast including Liv Tyler (Armegeddon), Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator) and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous), INVENTING THE ABBOTTS is a "fiercely told story" (Time Magazine) of hidden desires and romantic possibilities.
This is a very fun, endearing drama about forbidden love, escapism, hurtful rumors, and family secrets with just enough humor to keep it from getting too heavy. Joaquin Phoenix is adorable as "Doug" the younger brother trying at once to both be more like his older brother and to find his own self.
Rated R (MPAA)