How to Deal (2003)

Director
Clare Kilner

Main cast
Mandy Moore; Trent Ford; Allison Janney; Alexandra Holden; Dylan Baker

Genres
Drama, Comedy, Romance

Description
Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her father who is dating a younger woman Halley can't stand. Her crazed sister is planning a wedding but has second thoughts and her best friend has fallen madly in love for the first time leaving Halley to feel even more alone.


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