Terminally bored recent widower Si Foster, an eccentric puzzle of a man (and self-proclaimed eggplant connoisseur) is terribly lonely. His daughter Sonya was kidnapped two years prior and, for reasons unknown to her, the ransom somehow wound up never being paid. As the Fourth of July approaches and Si finds that he has virtually no one with whom to celebrate the holiday, he finally gets up the nerve to contact the kidnappers through their intermediary. He agrees to pay the ransom with an inheritance he was left and is soon reunited with her...only to find that she has accepted her captors as her new family, and has grown to love them as such. Alas, the oddball Si is clueless and inept in interacting and trying to re-establish his relationship with her. But Sonya has a few tricks up her sleeve to get him to reveal why she was seemingly abandoned two years ago...with the help of some strange cargo she has brought back home with her! Written by
A very strange comedy about fathers, daughters, kidnappers and eggplant.
10 January 2009 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The "eggplant subplot" was originally not written in the screenplay at all. Rather, it was worked into the film while actually shooting. Director Daniel Kremer
remembered someone saying "What do you feed your eggplant?" in a dream he had from which he had awakened laughing. In directing the opening scene, director Daniel Kremer told actor William Cully Allen
to, somehow and in some way, work the absurdist line into the dialogue and to see where it took him in the scene. Allen's delivery of the line allowed a facet of his character (his fixation with eggplants) to be played out and explored in the movie as a comical quirk of the character. See more
We don't need beans!
References Horse Feathers
The Goldberg Variations
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Daniel Kremer See more