Just days before leaving for Nashville, Rhett Ryan discovers that the desire to follow his dream conflicts with his desire to be with the woman he loves. While Samantha does love the ... See full summary »
Just days before leaving for Nashville, Rhett Ryan discovers that the desire to follow his dream conflicts with his desire to be with the woman he loves. While Samantha does love the singer-songwriter, she starts to realize what's best for her daughter and their future may not be what's best for him. Tommy Carson works around the clock to keep the peace in Prospect, but Donny, who is on a downward spiral, makes this even more difficult for the deputy. And Les just wants to fit in with his big brother's friends, but his overbearing mother desperately wants him to stand out. The subtle interconnections of these character's lives will bring them all closer together, culminating in Rhett's final performance. Written by
Is everybody too busy watching "Inglorious Avatars" to see this nice example of Indie film-making? It would be a pity - because they'd be missing a well-crafted cinematic treat. The film begins at dawn in the small mountain town of Prospect as a promising young country musician prepares for one last gig at the town bar, before heading to Nashville to see if he's got what it takes in the wider world. As the day unfolds we meet various other citizens of the town - a regretful sheriff, his estranged wife, an alcoholic father, an overweight brother, an ex-con troublemaker, an overbearing mother and several more of their acquaintances. Their stories mingle in an varied mix of compact narratives, most of which are concerned with the relationships of parents and their children - some of them sentimental in tone, and others which are full of pain and cold cruelty.
An excellent cast portrays this collection of interesting characters with truth and intensity, even as cinematographer Matt Kovalakides captures their high-country summer world with such skill that one can smell the pine resin. Everything about the film speaks of a well-balanced team effort. Nobody in cast or crew seems to put a foot wrong, and the characters and their stories are worth the dedication. By the time night falls over Prospect, a discerning audience might well feel they got more bang for their buck than if they'd seen a dozen self-important, hundred-million-dollar blockbusters.
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