Perky, perfect Carolyn and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters plan to win Sorority of the Year by impressing the Greek Council with a killer charity: coaching mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games. When Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin she's terrified at first, but soon sees in him something she's never seen before: a gentle humanity and honest clarity that touches her soul. To the horror of her friends and Pumpkin's overprotective mother, Carolyn falls in love, becoming an outcast in the process. As Carolyn's "perfect life" falls apart, Pumpkin teaches her that perfect isn't always perfect after all.Written by
The sorority Alpha Omega Pi is actually based on UC Berkeley's Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. The writer Adam Larson Broder lived next door to their house when he went to college there. See more »
When Carolyn's poetry teacher writes his name on the board the first day of class (prior to instructing the students to turn their desks in a large circle facing one another) as he puts the chalk down on the ledge a horizontal line is formed near his name that is clearly visible. When the camera switches frames to the class and then back to the teacher the line has apparently been erased and is very hard to see where it was once prominent. See more »
Some people have this mystery about them that you can't get out of your head. Do you know what I mean?
No dear, sounds terrible... is this person a boy?
But it's not romantic or anything.
Well, I hope this mystery has nothing to do with this young man being from a different... culture; Chinese, Persian, African, or I mean, most mysterious, Jewish?
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Surprisingly sweet dark comedy is really too sentimental at heart to be the edgy piece it was promoted as, and the curious final results show definite signs of indecisive filmmakers (two directors!) at the helm. A sorority princess living in a privileged bubble has her existence turned upside-down after forging a loving relationship with a mentally challenged young man, losing her friends in the process. The direction is erratic, and the tone of the film changes from scene to scene, yet it is certainly unpredictable and the cast is game. I don't know if the focus of the movie was changed midway, but the later sequences have a sweet nuance to them, as if a big softie suddenly took over to see this thing through to a happy ending. And then there's that final shot which, in keeping with the rest of the picture, is amusingly bizarre. **1/2 from ****
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