18 Things “Now & Then” Taught Us About Sex, Love, & Relationships

Thank you, Chrissy, for asking all the questions we wanted answered.

Oct. 20 marks the 18th anniversary of Now & Then’s release. And in honor of the movie’s major milestone, here are some of the most important things we learned from Chrissy, Roberta, Sam, and Teeny, young and old.

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1. A lot of women are unhappy with the size of their boobs. Big…

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Or small.

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2. Actually, people are unhappy with their bodies in general.

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3. But “hose” size doesn’t matter.

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4. Speaking of “hoses”…

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5. Short shorts and tall boots will definitely turn heads.

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6. You may love your parents, but you don’t always like them…or know them.

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7. Not every marriage will last.

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8. These three things get people pretty excited.

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9. French kissing can potentially lead to baby-making.

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10. It’s OK to not like pink.

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11. That nerd could become your husband one day.

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12. Because disdain can turn to love very quickly.

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13. “It’s normal for things to be shitty.”

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14. Sometimes, people lie to protect the ones they love.

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15. This is how a baby (literally) pops out.

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16. Just because you’ve been hurt, it doesn’t mean you should stop living.

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17. Especially, when it comes to love.

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18. But no matter what happens, you’ll always have your friends.

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