"Little Darlings (1980) - In a frank look at teen
girls coming of age at a New York state summer
camp, this comic drama sharpens with insight and
mettle whenever Kristy McNichol is on screen.
She's the streetwise kid who immediately becomes
the camp rival of silver-spoon priss Tatum O'Neal.
The two bet on who will lose their virginity first as
Tatum sets her eye on suave camp counselor
Armand Assante and Kristy gets the hots for
neighboring camp hotshot Matt Dillon. Although
the ironic title and this description make it sound
sappy, there's actually some solid ground here
despite director Ronald F. Maxwell's uneven
work. The cast includes Maggie Blye, Nicolas
Coster, Cynthia Nixon, and Krista Erickson.
(Paramount Home Video, 95 minutes.)"
-- "Long Hot Summer: Flicks for shorter days and longer nights" by Jerry Roberts,