A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.
A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »
Evan Rachel Wood,
Mary Stuart Masterson
Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a ... See full summary »
An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?
When childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy ... See full summary »
After rock musician Randall Pritchard's fatal car accident, his wife and band mate Delia Byrd drags their unwilling daughter Cissy from his California home to her own, a Georgia backwater. There they move in with Delia's hard-handed first partner, now terminal Clint Windsor, how she left with their daughters Amanda and Dede, who are now summoned to the 'reassembled' family. Clint's ma completes the messy picture. Written by
This gem of a human/adult/child/family relationship movie is based upon a Dorothy Allison novel. A search through my favorite library web base revealed, that another social-realistic novel turned into film,"Bastard out of California", is also her writing, and as well executed as this one.
Here the search for lost love(to a husband and two daughters) brings a woman to cross barriers of social prejudice and fear of losing love again. A beautiful pretrial of courage to believe in the love in the world. Where "Bastard..." is a story of child molesting, this in a more subtle story about love and forgiveness. Really makes me believe, that there is love to be found. Beautifully directed and cut.