Sweet Substitute

  • 1964
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

An inexpensively made Canadian feature centering on a high-school boy, Howay, whose obsession with sex keeps him from thinking of much else. A sweet but plain girl, who helps him with his homework, gives in to his urges, resulting in her pregnancy. He then goes off to college to have an affair with a more-attractive girl. Although the theme has been reworked...read more

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An inexpensively made Canadian feature centering on a high-school boy, Howay, whose obsession with sex keeps him from thinking of much else. A sweet but plain girl, who helps him with his homework, gives in to his urges, resulting in her pregnancy. He then goes off to college to have an

affair with a more-attractive girl. Although the theme has been reworked innumerable times, the performances of the young actors add a certain freshness. The competent camera work heightens the credibility of the story. The film was shot on location in Vancouver.

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  • Rating: NR
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