THESE GIRLS (John Hazlett). 95 minutes. Opens Friday (March 24). For venues and times, see Movies, page 105. Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
Ah, small-town summers. No better time or place to get into trouble. These Girls are Keira ( Caroline Dhavernas ), Lisa ( Holly Lewis ) and Glory (former MuchMusic VJ Amanda Walsh ). Determined to have as much fun as possible before university begins, Keira and Lisa sneak into the greenhouse of their married local pot dealer, Keith (Buffy The Vampire Slayer's David Boreanaz ) and inadvertently discover him in bed with Glory. Keira's always thought Keith was hot, and Lisa wants to get laid before heading off to Christian college, so they seduce him as well, "sharing" him while his wife works nights.
Although the idea that this affair could go unnoticed for so long in a small town strains the credulity meter, the film is full of natural touches. (Lisa's deflowering, for example, is handled with just the right amount of humour and awkwardness.)
It's also nice that Keith really just wants a normal life and eventually gets tired of the girls and their self-centredness. By the time he concocts a plan to get rid of them, you hope the brats get what they deserve.
All four leads are good, but Dhavernas as the scheming Keira bears particular watching. This girl's going to make a great villain someday.