Year: 1998
USA: Miramax Films
Cast: Kristen Dunst, Rachael Leigh Cook, Gaby Hoffmann, Lynn Redgrave, Tom Guiry, Heather Matarazzo, Vincent Kartheiser, Monica Keena, Nigel Bennett, Zachary Bennett, Robert Bockstael, Nicu Branzea, Brenda Devine, Rosemary Dunsmore, Dorothy Gordon, Matthew Lawrence, Richard McMillan, Jenny Parsons, Paul Nolan, Aaron Poole, Christopher Redmond, Michael Reynolds, Caterina Scorsone, Noah Shebib, Danny Smith, Merritt Wever
Director: Sarah Kernochan
Countries: USA / Canada / Italy
USA: 96 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for teen sex-related material, language and substance misuse
USA Release Date: 24 March 2000 (Limited Release - New York)


Stashed by her parents into an all-girls boarding school set in 1963, in Connecticut, a new girl is befriended by a group of dynamic young women who call themselves the D A R. The initials stand for Daughters of the American Ravioli. Basically, the girls get together to eat stolen canned food and share their most secret desires ? and then pledge to help each other achieve them, no matter what the cost. One night they find out that the school is going co-ed, and the D A R is instantly split. Half of them think it?s the greatest idea since Midol. The other half thinks it would be a disaster ? and mounts an elaborate scheme to stop the boys? invasion. Who wins out?