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A 2001 drama film directed by Penny Marshall, based on Beverly Donofrio's bestselling memoir of the same name.

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965. The story follows her through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father, and the challenges of raising a son while trying to follow her dreams. The film stars Creator/DrewBarrymore as Beverly, the protagonist of the film. She is a rebellious daddy's girl, who meets and gets pregnant by a guy she's not really in love with. She marries him anyway (this is TheSixties). Despite the troubled relationship, she tries to follow her dreams. She later leaves him to pursue them. Creator/BrittanyMurphy plays her best friend, Fay, who also gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who is shipped off to Vietnam.

!!Contains examples of:
* {{Altar the Speed}}: Teen pregnancy tends to do that in some marriages. TruthInTelevision. Also known as a ShotgunWedding.
%%* AutoErotica
* BasedOnATrueStory: Beverly Donofrio wrote the book about her life.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Why Beverly slept with Ray.
* BlackSheep: After getting pregnant, she essentially becomes this, with her father going as far as to humiliate her at her own wedding.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bev gets her book published, and Jason leaves to be with Amelia. Still, the relationship between mother and son remains strenuous and is likely to stay so.]]
%%* ButICantBePregnant!
* DaddysGirl: Beverly is clearly one; however, the pregnancy and her life afterward disappoints him.
* DefiledForever: Bev's parents, especially her father, treat her like this when she gets pregnant.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance : When Ray reveals his heroin addiction, it's simply expected of Bev that ''she'll'' be the one who gets him clean; the possibly of rehab or professional detox (without which Ray's sobriety is a virtual impossibility) is never brought up.
%%* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion
* GlorifiedSpermDonor: Ray, the father of Beverly's baby, is essentially this since Beverly and her family raises her son.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Bev is more concerned about getting her book published then what kind of emotional damage Jason might suffer coming face-to-face with his deadbeat father.
%%* NothingButHits: It's TheSixties, after all.
* MaternallyChallenged: Beverly struggles to take care of her newborn son, at one point she even questions if she really loves him.
* NeverMyFault: Bev blames Jason for everything wrong with her life, Jason blames her for everything wrong with his. Ray, at least, knows he has no one to blame but himself.
* TheOneWhoMadeItOut: Tina basically gets everything Bev ever wanted; doesn't get knocked up, goes to college, and marries a good, reliable man she loves.
* OpiumDen: Inverted. Beverly uses her house for weed purposes.
* ParentingTheHusband: Ray, other than being a drug addict, is imbecilic, which makes Beverly's circumstances harder.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Bev' strongest and healthiest relationship with with her best friend Fay.
* PoisonousFriend: Lizard. He's the one who introduced Ray to drugs in the first place ''and'' [[KarmaHoudini suffered no consequences for it.]]
* PurpleProse: Bev's letter to her parents about her pregnancy drips with it. The line "But now, like the poison from an adder's tongue..." especially stands out.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Much to Leonard's dismay, who refused to buy her a bra for Christmas when she was 11.
* TeenPregnancy; Beverly and her best friend, Fay, get pregnant at 15.
* TheSixties: It's set in 1965.
%%* TheStoner: Ray and Lizard.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: Bev's father chooses the former when [[spoiler: he arrests Bev for drying weed.]]
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Lizard to Ray. Also, Fay's family believes that Beverly is this to their daughter.
* TragicDream: Bev just wants to go to college; the demands of her family keep her from it. It's clear that she's now projected all her dreams on Jason. Tragically, because her own dreams were dashed because of becoming pregnant of Jason and not getting any help with raising him, she also took out a lot of undue anger on him as well; which does impact quite a few mothers who learn the hard way that early motherhood may not be all it's cracked up to be.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: Based off of the trailer and TV spots, many assumed it was a light-hearted family comedy that showed what it was like to be a teen mother in TheSixties. [[CerebusRollercoaster They were very wrong.]]
%%* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Jason and Amelia.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Bev's father never forgives her for getting pregnant at 15.
* YourCheatingHeart: Bobby leaves Fay for a woman he met in Vietnam named [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Monsoon.]]