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Bryce Dallas Howard
STARLET explores the unlikely cross-generational friendship between 21 year-old Jane (Dree Hemingway), and the elderly Sadie (Besedka Johnson), two women whose worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane, an aspiring actress, spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates, Melissa and Mikey (Stella Maeve and James Ransone), while caring for her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, a widow, passes her days alone, tending to her flower garden. After a confrontation between the women at Sadie's yard sale, Jane uncovers a hidden stash of money inside a relic from Sadie's past. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to solve her dilemma and secrets emerge as their relationship grows. Director Sean Baker continues in the naturalistic style of his previous films, the award-winning and Spirit Award nominees PRINCE OF BROADWAY and TAKE OUT, capturing the rhythms of everyday life with an authenticity rarely seen in cinema. Featuring a pair of ... Written by
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I'm going to keep this simple as possible i just watched and interview with the director.Who explains the film and where he was coming from when he created it .He explained the relationship between the two characters as like a harold and maude. In that respect he nailed it ,he also said this was and adult film.Harold and maude was more of a solid story with more substance.So if your a fan of harold and maude and or watched it and became a fan of it .Don't waste your time watching this because it shits on the original format big time.
This movie starts off like its going to be a story about a younger woman and a older woman.As the main plot line but, the more i watched i saw that the movie was about this girl being in the porn industry.Then her relationship with the older woman.Hate to sound cynical but this is just and adult film with a some what solid plot.For those who haven't seen it,there is a explicit sex scene in it .I know sean baker is known for his realism.In today's age realism has become the ultimate cliché making him irrelevant.He should of just focused on making a solid effective story .Instead he went for those kick in the gut reactions its 2012 buddy get with the times.
The acting was phenonmenal..coming from the old lady .It was so good i thought they just hired a regualr person to do that part . All the other actors were so/so. Dree hemingway is a decent actress can't say much else for the girl.Compared to her co star she also looked like a random girl off the street.One that had very little business with acting period .The writing at times seemed like filler except when it was between the two main actors.Overall the 6.5 rating was too high for me but i did give it some credit.If your looking to be blown away and touched by a performance.Please go see this movie mainly for besedka johnson you will not be disappointed.If your interested in seeing and adult film with a plot also go see this film you wont be disappointed. If your looking for a great story with substance and a redeeming quality don't bother.
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