Clutching her little can of Mace, Amanda (Lauren Graham) braves the wilds of Jersey City to enjoy the guilty pleasures of her favorite empanadas. Little does she know, but a sudden fender ... See full synopsis »

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Clutching her little can of Mace, Amanda (Lauren Graham) braves the wilds of Jersey City to enjoy the guilty pleasures of her favorite empanadas. Little does she know, but a sudden fender bender and disabled car soon land her in the strangely bent world of three young queens - Towanda (Joe Holt), Angelyne (Michael Benjamin Washington), and neophyte Luz (Joey Cee) . The four soon set off on an increasingly revealing journey of personal vulnerability, boundary-crossing and derring-do... all for the sake of a grinning gnome. As Amanda sheds her prejudices and fears, she also unfolds some hidden resentments and losses in her own life.

A striking job of directing and acting, with spare camera work and tight blocking - mostly within the confines of an aging vehicle heading for Montclair. Directed by Jenny Bicks as part of the multi-film Reel Moments project by Glamour Magazine, featuring true stories from women's lives, and exclusively directed by women. A Moxie Pictures release and a big ...

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Amanda: Late at night I swim in our pool naked. Joe thinks the neighbours are going to see during the day... he doesn't understand. I just like how it feels on my skin, like there's nothing but just me.
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solid short
26 June 2006 | by (Astoria, NY) – See all my reviews

It's tough to make a good short film. Even the ones that I have seen with famous actors and done by famous directors can often be horrible. GNOME, however, is quite a pleasant surprise. Lauren Graham (the one and only) takes her role and knocks it out of the park. Playing a less spunky, more upper class version of Lorelai Gilmore, she radiates from start to finish. Her expressions are priceless, and she provides a prime example of why good actors make or break movies. Written and directed Jenny Burke (an acclaimed TV writer from her filmography), the story is guided with a beautiful simplicity that a lot of film students/aspiring Micheal Bays tend to lack. In fact, the movie reminds me of something Hal Ashby would have done if he had ever been infused with a SEX IN THE CITY-suburban brain chip.


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