I just found this little gem in the Starz On Demand list on cable.
The story follows Mia, an under-achieving writer, through a series of misadventures, mostly centered around her cat-sitting for her more successful sister. The title is a perfect synopsis of the story arc here. There is no earth-shattering, life-changing epiphany, but Mia does have some significant realizations about how her behavior and beliefs have affected her life.
This is obviously an independent movie, as I hadn't seen any of these actors before, except Janet from Three's Company (Joyce DeWitt), but hers isn't really a major role. Also I did notice a technical issue in at least one scene, where one character's dialog was almost inaudible. All of the main characters were very believable and realistic, but some of the minor characters seemed like they were trying a little too hard to be quirky and funny. Some of that worked, but a few of them were just over-the-top silly.
The actress playing Mia (Lindsay Michelle Nader) was great in this role. I thought she was like a cross between Parker Posey and Juliette Lewis. I hope to see more of her work in the future.
Overall, great story, solid film. 9/10
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