In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows the last days of Ethan's life as he struggles to find purpose at a time when it might be too late to even matter. After convincing his senior poker buddies that he is diabetic, in order to explain his frequent use of syringes, Ethan shoots up while trying to win poker money to fund his gardening hobby and drug use. Nearing eviction, Ethan gardens furiously in hopes of winning the $10,000 first prize in the "Garden of the Year" contest so he can pay his delinquent rent. Between sugar-munching binges and exchanges with a motley crew of neighbors, Ethan tries to grow the perfect "American cowslip", a beautiful, rare flower that will be the centerpiece of his garden and the floral representation of his life. When his efforts are thwarted by his landlord/high school football coach/next door neighbor, ... Written by
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for pervasive drug use, language and some sexual content/nudity
Did You Know?
The film was conceived by Blevins and David in 2003. See more
What a ride.
The Other Side
Written by Chris Cann
, Dean Truitt
, Joseph Blaustein
, and Mark David
Performed by Ultrarev
Courtesy of Feudal Records See more