Are you young, sexually confused, just trying to get by? Do you sing, dance or possess some other talent? Welcome to the Garden Party. At the center of the story is 15-year-old April. She ... See full summary »
After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
Kathryn Vale (Lena Olin) is a reclusive ex-movie star with a dark secret and a daughter hoping to follow in her mother's movie-star footsteps. When Kathryn attempts to make a career ... See full summary »
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Anna and Jacob fall instantly in love when they meet as students at an L.A. university. But Anna is British and when graduation approaches, Anna decides to stay and violate her student visa rather than returning to England. After a visit home, she is then unable to return to the United States. While fighting customs and immigration battles, Anna and Jacob must decide if their relationship is worth the distance and the hardship. Written by
At the Toronto International Film Festival (2011), the director admitted that much of the movie was improvised. The script outlined what would happen, but Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin improvised much of their dialogue. See more »
A text on Anna receives from Jacob reads as, "That's great congrats :)" when she tells him about her promotion. When we see Jacob's phone, we see the text he sent says, "That's great news Congrats :)" See more »
I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn't, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn't realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea. Because it's the halves that halve you in half. I didn't know, don't know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.
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I love the premise. I love the actors. I love that it's low budget and obviously improvised. I even love the style. But at its heart there's something missing, something false, about the way it comes together. This is the Monkees to "Blue Valentine"'s Beatles. It's a kind of faux verite film that lacks the punch and grit and...well, genuine-ness that the genre demands. Even with all that said I have high hopes for the future of Felicity Jones, who steals every scene and proves herself a HUGE talent to be watched. She's gorgeous and sincere and almost saves the scenes that are just too over-dramatic and contrived to ring true. So overall there's a lot to like here...but it's just a little too plastic for its own good.
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