After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies.
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Anxiety loves company.
Did You Know?
The film was almost accepted in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, but Noah Baumbach
refused to cut 15 minutes as they requested, and the film was ultimately rejected. See more
At the airport, when Grover says, "Shit, I wish I hadn't seen that", his mark is clearly visible on the floor when he walks away. See more
I don't need to go to a campus bar to be reminded of my lack of success with a bunch of thrill seeking snotty college kids.
That's us; we're like celebrities to them.
No, we were celebrities. Now going back would be like doing Hollywood Squares. I'm too nostalgic, I'll admit it.
References No Escape
Time of No Reply
Written by Nick Drake
Performed by Nick Drake
Courtesy of Hannibal Records, A Rykodisc Label and Island Records Ltd. See more