Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has... See full summary »
A boy in abject poverty works in a hotel and becomes obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa, India. His life gets turned upside-down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family who lives at the house.
My dad once told me that the people I meet will never care more about who I am than they will about what I look like. And because I look the way I do, people may never care about me at all.
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Jason Prayer lives his sad life as a round peg in the square black hole of college football-obsessed Lincoln, Nebraska. Writer/director Stephen Berra has provided his hero with plenty of bizarre baggage so that an audience can easily tag him as one of Indie Film's stereotypical oddball protagonists. He suffers from alopecia, an auto-immune disorder which has left him completely hairless. His father has committed suicide, and he lives with his mother in a shabby house besieged by the electricity company's debt collectors - and he works the day shift at a gas station where he's terrorized by a muscle car maniac.
Jason's evenings are spent assisting the senile owner of a decaying cinema, where vintage movies are projected over empty auditoriums. His prospects perk up when beautiful, warmhearted Indie-girl Frances shows up at the theater, and recognizes him as a kindred spirit. Later that night she drives him home after he gets beaten up by the psychotic motor-head, but unfortunately the course of true love never runs smoothly for sensitive Indie heroes. By the end of the film it's uncertain whether Frances is escaped-from-an-asylum crazy, or a figment of Jason's imagination created by too many nights at the movies. Either way, she's the catalyst that prompts him to embark on a mythic Indie quest for a Golden Fleecy life beyond freezing wintry Nebraska - and that can't be all bad.
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