Tom Skerrit and Drew Barrymore
Poison Ivy, like another movie with a deliberate age gap, tells the story of a troubled young woman named Ivy (Drew Barrymore) who, desiring the security of a family, tries to forge her way into the family of her best friend’s best friend by seducing her best friend’s father, Darryl.
Poison Ivy is a sinister story about Ivy (Tom Skerritt). Although the age difference was deliberate, it is unclear whether or not there needed to be a gap of 41 years between them. Tom Skerritt was 58 years old in 1992, while Drew Barrymore was just 17 years old at the time.