Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her English teacher, Mr. Auster. But what started out as a mentoring relationship begins to get a bit more complex.Written by
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2002. See more »
When Meg changes to join Auster and family on the beach, she has on a red bikini and over it, a red sweater. She has the sweater on when she gets there. But later, when Auster asks to "walk her home," she does not have the sweater, and Auster has to lend her his gray sweater to keep her warm. See more »
Written by Theo Ezell, David Hayden and Kitusai
Performed by Theo's Thang featuring David Hayden and Kitusai
Music Animals Productions (ASCAP) See more »
How Often Do You Get a Movie Featuring Poetry?
How often do you see a movie which does a good job of portraying the real complexities of a relationship? In other hands this would have ended up as a crass made-for-TV movie, but in Moncrieff's talented hands the characters have a real chance to be the flawed but still moving personalities they are. A wonderful and different coming-of-age story and a subtle treatment of several relationships, each of which turns out to be more complex than even the characters initially understand.
A great example of a fine film on a very modest budget. My only criticism is that I would have liked to hear more about the evolution of the story from the writer's perspective during the DVD commentary. That criticism has nothing to do with the film itself.
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