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Reeling from her husband's affair, Rose collides with a marooned teenager in a boarded-up Delaware beach town.

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Rose
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Boy
Eleonore Hendricks ...
Emma (as Eléonore Hendricks)
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Emma's Friend
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Husband
Dan Seely ...
Cashier
Sam Calagione ...
Brewery Manager
H.D. Parsons ...
Fisherman
Kevin Miller ...
Fish Gutter (as Kelvin Miller)
Shirley Miller ...
Old Time Photo Clerk
James Miller ...
Old Time Photographer
Susan Betts ...
Costume Shop Clerk
John Bochnowski ...
Dance Leader
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Livid over her husband's affair, Rose drives from Virginia to Delaware to confront (if not kill) the woman who dallied with her man. While unable to immediately confront the woman, Rose finds a British lad who's somewhat stranded after coming to America, having pursued a pretty girl he once met but finding her now with another. Both emotionally adrift, Rose and the boy end up with each other for company at her parent's beach home, even roll-playing while Rose awaits the chance to confront her elusive romantic rival. Written by statmanjeff

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Rated R for language including some sexual references
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10 February 2012 (USA)  »

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40 Day Dream  »

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Quotes

Boy: I'd marry you, if you wanted me to.
Rose: Do you want to get married?
Boy: I think so.
Rose: Okay.
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Whole Hearted Blues
Written by Simon Beins
Performed by Simon Beins
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Long takes amid meaningless plot and annoying characters
5 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The entire movie feels much like the opening - a long drive through a tunnel with a woman crying. Occasionally an amusing or artsy shot is added but they are not enough to redeem this exercise in boredom.

What little plot there is centers around the weekend (maybe) escapades of a woman whose husband slept with another woman. She finds a young man sleeping in a lighthouse and develops a quirky relationship with him. There appears to be no reason for many of their actions, particularly a scene in which she makes him a transvestite. Little is learned about the couple or their motivations. In fact, the name of the man is never revealed. The movie is best characterized by long takes of the actors homely faces.

The few moments of artistic interest, such as when the man excellently draws her face in the sand, do add something. The moments are too fleeting, however, to suffer the 90 minutes of agitation and boredom that this movie instills.


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