The following review originally appeared on ViewLondon (RIP).
Drama starring Drew Barrymore as a woman whose teenage pregnancy interferes with her plans of going to college.
Watchable drama, enlivened by terrific support performances from Steve Zahn and Brittany Murphy, but ultimately failing to hit all the right buttons.
Riding In Cars With Boys is based on an autobiographical novel and stars Drew Barrymore as Beverly Donofrio, between ages 15 and 35 (not surprisingly, she’s considerably more believable in the earlier part). Initially, she’s a slightly awkward teenager with an unrequited crush on a football player who’s way out of her league. However, at a party, she meets and falls for local slacker Ray (Steve Zahn) and before you can say…