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Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean man who has checked in. Sam teaches the fatherless boy all the rites of manhood.Written by
This is one of the best Sundance Selection films I've ever seen. I'm a big fan of these types of films, ones that don't usually make it to the big screen.
This beautiful depiction of a young kid going through puberty in a hotel really show us still growing up that our childhood wasn't as desolate as we believe. You can connect so well with these characters and their story. The language really feels authentic.
Even little things, just small selections of dialogue make things feel all the more authentic.
Trust me- watch it and relive your childhood, and realize that we aren't alone in our struggle. The awkward difficulties and everything.
It'll make you laugh and cry, definitely worth a good 20$
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