Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly challenging specter of adulthood. Sam Wexler is a struggling writer who's having a particularly bad day. When a young boy gets separated from his family on the subway, Sam makes the questionable decision to bring the child back to his apartment and thus begins a rewarding, yet complicated, friendship. Sam's life revolves around his friends-Annie, whose self-image keeps her from commitment; Charlie and Mary Catherine, a couple whose possible move to Los Angeles tests their relationship; and Mississippi, a cabaret singer who catches Sam's eye. Written by
Sundance Film Festival
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I adored this film, it was one of my favorites at Sundance, and the
cast & crew were amazingly sweet people.
The film is a trio of intertwined stories involving six New Yorkers
dealing with the complexities of love, friendship and identity. While
this premise may sound familiar, its charm is refreshing and its
character keeps the film from becoming just another romantic comedy.
The main story focuses on Sam Wexler, a struggling writer (Radnor ),
who, during a particularly bad day when he encounters a young boy
(played by the adorable Michael Algieri) who's been separated from his
family. When the boy reveals that he is unhappy in foster care, Sam
decides to bring the boy back to his apartment, and a unique friendship
begins to develop between the two. This friendship both initiates and
complicates Sam's romance with a beautiful cabaret singer named
Mississippi (Kate Mara).
I really recommend this film. I can't wait for it to be released in
theaters so my friends and family can see it.
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