New Waterford Girl

Director: Allan Moyle Year: 2000 Run Time: 97min

Moonie Pottie (Balaban) is a 15-year-old misfit who will do anything to get out of dreary New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Lou Benzoa (Spencer-Nairn) is a tough girl from the Bronx who couldn’t be happier to be moving to the seaside hamlet.

Lou is as extroverted and impulsive as Moonie is shy and withdrawn, and soon their unlikely friendship starts turning the town upside down. Lou wins over the local girls by punishing their two-timing boyfriends, while Moonie plans a new life in NYC. Hilarious and exuberant, New Waterford Girl paints a touching picture of coming of age in a small town.

The film was nominated for seven Genie Awards.


Allan Moyle


Tricia Fish


Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny


Liane Balaban, Andrew McCarthy, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Nicholas Campbell, Mary Walsh


Comedy, Drama


English, Dubbed in French


FR Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in French


New Waterford Girl is filmed and set in Nova Scotia. Allan Moyle is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
PG British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14 New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
14 Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
AA Ontario
14 Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
NR Yukon