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Starlet (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 May 2013 (Germany)
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An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.

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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 anonymous

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Uma Estranha Amizade  »

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Opening Weekend:

$15,662 (USA) (9 November 2012)

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$87,910 (USA) (15 February 2013)
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Dree Hemingway's manager got in touch with director Sean Baker and arranged a Skype call. Within 20 minutes, Baker decided to cast Hemingway. See more »

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Throughout the film, Jane's green car changes back and forth from a Ford Probe to a Saturn. See more »

Quotes

Sadie: [Sipping what looks like a lovely frappé outside Java Central coffee shop] I really prefer my own brand.
Jane: That dry s**t you shove into hot water?
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Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »

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Written by Kenneth (Kenny P) Nwankwor
Performed by Kenny P
Ownership/Copyright: Kenneth (Kenny P) Nwankwor/Plotnom Rekords
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Bad Girls
25 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

STARLET (dir. Sean Baker) When 21 year old Jane discovers $10,000 in cash stuffed in a thermos that she bought at an old woman's yard sale, she tries to do the right thing and return the money. However, the old woman didn't know about the money (her long dead husband might have hidden the cash), so Jane befriends elderly Sadie in order to pay off the karmic debt. Because Jane's unusual occupation is not revealed until the film is almost half over, her illicit employment does not affect the natural relationship that grows between the two woman. A fine Independent film, and Dree Hemingway (Jane) and Besedka Johnson (Sadie) deliver exception performances. It must be mentioned that Jane's pet Chihuahua in the film is powerfully cute! Worth A Look.


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