Sometimes movies get a product placement. This one shows how it was possible to work Chuck tailor shoes into the mix.
So basically the plot of the movie Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (aka Stepkids) is this.
Laura is frustrated with the antics and carrying on of her extended family..
Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even opens with clips of home videos shown by 13-year old Laura Chartoff (Hillary Wolf) the film's narrator and main character, which she uses to describe her family and their complicated relationships.
Laura's artist father David (Griffin Dunne) has had a number of relationships since his divorce from Melinda, including a marriage to Barbara (Patricia Kalember) which produced
another step sister named Jessie (Jessica Seely), and currently is living in San Francisco with 19-year-old Stephanie (Adrienne Shelly) who is pregnant with twins.
In other words, a girl fed up with her quirky, dysfunctional family runs away from home, causing all of them to spend time with each other.
Most people's memory of this movie is not watching the movie itself, but that it was one of the previews before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie on VHS.
There is tons of music in the movie including:
- "I'm Free" - The Rolling Stones
- "So Fashionable" - The Escape Club
- "Everybody Gets a Second Chance" - Mike and the Mechanics.
There's even a site that documents the product placement technique used to showcase Chuck Tailor shoes.
After 90 minutes of dysfunctional family, it's fitting that the coolest characters in the film wear chucks. There are many good shots of Laura in different sections of the film, and several with Josh. but the best sequence of shots is right at the beginning when we see Laura hanging around her Los Angeles house talking on the telephone or writing in her diary."