Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy ... See full summary »
Gretchen has bigger problems than abysmal fashion sense: She's 17, painfully awkward and stuck in the most unforgiving place on earth - high school. When her obsession with school bad boy Ricky gets out of hand, her mother sends her to an emotional treatment center to recover. She has to travel elsewhere, however, to truly begin to understand why she fixates on the wrong kind of guy. Written by
The mysterious caller tells Gretchen to meet her at the racetrack at dawn. Yet in the very next scene when Gretchen arrives at the racetrack at presumably the appointed hour, it is clearly mid-day as indicated by the bright sunlight and shadows directly underneath Gretchen and her car. See more »
Performed by Michael Crow, Jeff Johnston, Matt Kinsey, Mandon Maloney
Written by Matthew Kinsey, Michael Crow
Published by Chicken Bristle Tune Concern, Name In The Snow See more »
A hilarious, tongue-in-cheek depiction of an awkward girl's bad-boy obsession.
I heard this referred to as "Napoleon Dynamite with a female lead." That is accurate to a point. While Gretchen does employ the subtle, dead-pan humor that is found in the utter niavety of the main character, this is where the similarities between Gretchen and Napoleon Dynamite end.
This movie uses that humor to explore and approach serious questions of suburban life in modern America and incorporates those common themes of isolation, danger seeking (by finding that exciting bad-boy) and that snowballing phenomenon of rejection that occurs in high school.
This film is slow paced, so it is not the best choice for a party, but perhaps if you have an hour and a half to appreciate this movie and its very reserved brand of dark humor, you should be pleasantly surprised!
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