Sixteen year old Finn Earl lives with his Swedish massage trained mother Liz Earl in New York City, Finn who wants to get out from under her control in he often needing to be the adult between the two of them. She used to have an above board approach to her work, but has transitioned into doing massage work proverbially advertised in the back of disreputable magazines in order not only to satisfy her sexual needs but support her substance abuse, largely of cocaine and alcohol. Finn had been invited by his biological father, a world famous anthropologist who he's never met, to spend the summer with him in South America where he is currently living among and studying the Ishkanani tribe of peoples. But an incident not only kiboshes Finn's ability to travel abroad but shows Liz that she has to clean up her act for her and Finn's sakes. As such, she is easily able to convince aged Ogden C. Osborne, one of her more adoring non-sexual clients and the seventh richest man in the United States...
Once you become one of them, it changes you forever.
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Did You Know?
The first of two movies in which Chris Evans
appears where the protagonist describes the proceedings of the current situation of his/her life as an anthropological experiment, the subsequent movie being The Nanny Diaries
(2007). See more
The Dead Kennedys song "Kill the Poor" plays at Maya's birthday party during the summer of 1980. The song was not released until October of that year. See more
There's this tribe in South America called the Ishcanani. That means fierce people.
They're. They're like the meanest people in the world. They'll cut off your thumbs, and they'll shit in your hammock just like we say hello.
Written & Performed by Jack Alfred
Appears Courtesy of Extreme Production Music USA See more
30 November 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $19,968,
9 September 2007
Gross USA: $85,410
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $269,755
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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