Piper moves to Santa Cruz, California to go to the Institute of Art. When she was 15 she gave birth to a daughter, but had to put her up for adoption because she was too young to raise her.... See full summary »
About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.
Piper moves to Santa Cruz, California to go to the Institute of Art. When she was 15 she gave birth to a daughter, but had to put her up for adoption because she was too young to raise her. Years later she sees an article about a girl she thinks is her daughter, who lives in Santa Cruz, and applies for a job in a sandwich shop. As she works there she gets to know the staff. Tish is a babe, she tries to seduce every guy who comes into the shop, and she goes home with those who flirt back. Jen, a computer nerd who has a love affair online with a guy who calls himself fuzzy22. She's not as pretty as Tish and she struggles with self-confidence. And there's a crazy haired guy called Priestly; he's not like other guys and dresses different then everyone because he refuses to be "another clone". Piper's boss is a really nice guy named Trucker, who's in love with a woman who own the store across the street. The audience goes through the sandwich shop crew's personal struggles as they help ... Written by
Priestly's shirts read: Tip Me or Die. Cat, the Other White Meat. It's Tourist Season, Shoot Them at Will. You Kknow What Your Problem Is? You're Stupid. Surf Naked. Orgasm Donor (front) Ask For Your Free Sample (back). Save a Tree, Eat a Beaver. I Sell Crack for the CIA. No One Knows I'm a Lesbian. You Can Read! See more »
Late in the movie, the staff members of Beach City Grill are looking at one of Trucker's old yearbooks, which includes a picture of him playing football. Trucker is at least 50 years old and claims to have been part of the Woodstock Generation, but the football players in the yearbook photo are wearing modern football equipment. See more »
*I'm* not normal.
I need a job.
Hang on Trucker, you said hiring was a democratic process around here.
Yeah, that's the way I heard it.
Okay, all those in favor of hiring, uh...
...Piper, put your hands up.
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Ten Inch Hero is a touching, elegant and sweet movie about people not quite so ordinary, and the masks they wear for each other without even knowing, without even wanting to. It's also a movie about tearing down the masks and - simply - finding what's really important.
The movie is worth watching at least several times. The dialog is witty and sharp, the plot elegantly constructed and absorbing, the music masterful (and funny, because it perfectly mirrors the plot and - surprisingly - brings comic relief in a few carefully chosen places), the filming beautiful and professional, and the actors good, funny and entirely believable.
Clea DuVall is, as usual, a quiet but very intense presence on the screen, yet the filmmakers don't let her steal the show entirely. Same goes for Jensen Ackles, the central "fun" character, who has quite a few superb moments that show both his comedic ability and enchanting subtlety. Alice Krige was a wonderful casting choice, and her presence (complimented by the music) transforms the scenes in funny and touching ways.
In other words, I want the DVD, and I want it right now!
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