Smooth Talk is director Joyce Chopra’s (The Lemon Sisters) dramatic rendering of the Joyce Carol Oates short story Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been? starring Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) and Treat Williams (Prince of The City).
High school sophomore Connie Wyatt (Dern), a 14-year-old girl on the verge of becoming a woman, is anxious to escape the boredom of family farm life before the school year starts. Feeling tethered to her home and under the thumb of an overbearing mother, Connie will find herself in dangerous waters when a flirtatious day out at the mall leads to a meeting with the mysterious and charismatic Arnold Friend (Williams).
Mary Kay Place (The Big Chill), Levon Helm (Coal Miner’s Daughter), Elizabeth Berridge (Amadeus) and William Ragsdale (Mannequin On The Move) co-star in this powerful film adaptation.