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First, Last and Deposit (2000)

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Thirteen-year-old Tessa faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Wilcox ...
Alanna Learned ...
Robin Alcorn ...
Alison Coutts-Jordon ...
Gabby (as Alison Coutts-Jordan)
Glen Phillips ...
Zoe's Mom
Jason Hallows ...
Buddy Winston ...
Drama Teacher
Danielle Aubuchon ...
Ronald's Wife
Henny Jenson ...
Gabby's Mom
Gabby's Boyfriend (as David M. Brainard)
Daniel Revie ...
Tow Yard Guy
Jennifer A. Reinish ...
Woman In Market


Thirteen-year-old Tessa faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence.

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The music in First, Last and Deposit is by Glen Phillips of the band Toad The Wet Sprocket. Phillips also plays the part of Jordan (guy at the kiosk). See more »

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An honest and brilliant depiction of desperation and homelessness..
17 January 2001 | by (Boston. MA) – See all my reviews

I don't know how many people will ever get a chance to see this movie as it is shot in mini DV, but they ought to try to find it. I saw it on IFC on their digital series. If these early days of the 2000's are going to find a new aesthetic for the look and feel of video then this smart film ought to be considered something of a classic. The look and use of video make the subject of a young girl and her mother who find themselves homeless in affluent Santa Barbara, California immediate and moving. It's not just the use of the video either. The director, Peter Hyoguchi, makes canny choices as to what we see, how shots are framed, when the camera seems more present, or when it is more voyeuristic. The effect of being with the lives of these two is made tangible and beyond mere storytelling. It is heartbreaking and truly changes the viewer's perspective on situations of homelessness and desperation, family, love, and struggle. As the mother and daughter Jessica White and Sara Wilcox are perfect for the video feel with performances that are brilliant and honest. I was amazed these two fine actresses are not better known. This is heartfelt film and I think a minor classic in a unique and growing genre.

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