In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could drive her away.Written by
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Although based on Richard Peck's novel "Don't Look and It Won't Hurt", much of the film is informed by director Allison Anders' own experiences growing up with a single mother. See more »
When Trudi first attempts to call her dad in the beginning of the movie, the dolly can be seen in the toaster oven. See more »
If it weren't for Elvia Rivero, this story wouldn't even be worth telling. Whenever Elvia came to this little town, well, it's like she woke the place up. My home town, Laramie New Mexico, it came alive. Elvia Rivero was the one who made me laugh when I needed to laugh. She made me cry when no one was looking. But most of all, Elvia was able to put into to words what I was thinking.It was Elvia who first gave me the idea. It was decided then and there, I knew what was ...
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Written by Rich Gonne and Michael Weaver
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One of the best indie films out there!
I have seen this movie countless times. Such a great, well-written story brilliantly executed by Anders. She has such a great artistic vision when it comes to camera angles, lighting, cinematography, and music. Great acting too all around! This is one of the few films I would give a 10/10!
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