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About Sunny (2011)

Think of Me (original title)
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As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.

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Bryan Wizemann, Mike S. Ryan (co-director)

Writer:

Bryan Wizemann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Ambrose ... Angela
Audrey P. Scott ... Sunny (as Audrey Scott)
Chanel Flowers Chanel Flowers ... Waitress
Dylan Baker ... Max
David Conrad ... Ted
Kashaun Hives Kashaun Hives ... Food Court Cashier
Bernalyn Gutierrez Bernalyn Gutierrez ... Store Cashier / Female Cashier
Adina Porter ... Cheryl
Stephanie Goins Stephanie Goins ... Cleaning Woman
Eileen O'Connell ... Aide
Charlene Sher ... Cell Worker
Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia ... Car Dryer
Craig Gray Craig Gray ... Michael
Eva Stepniewska Eva Stepniewska ... Loan Clerk
Frank Clem ... Mechanic
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As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.

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English

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19 March 2013 (USA) See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Imperfect, and it's ground we've seen before, but very well done, especially by Ambrose
7 October 2013 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

About Sunny (2011)

A slice of life realistic story about a young mother and her daughter living on the edge of subsistence in Nevada. Lauren Ambrose (who was Claire in "Six Feet Under") is terrific, not overplaying a slightly hardened but still sympathetic character. The story is mostly about how things go a little bit wrong, not through stupidity (as in some movies like this where the leading female makes huge mistakes) but through some smaller misjudgments.

The daughter is terrific, too, and so we see a tension and tolerance in her relationship to her mom, who clearly loves her but is always a bit short on patience. The one real twist, which is a bit forced into the plot, is a relative of a co-worker who has some designs on the girl. This, too, is played with some subtlety, though the idea is just unlikely and sudden enough to force you to go along with it. It's not inevitable.

Even so this other plot is a small part of what really happens, with the growing feelings you have for the main two people. It's clearly a low budget indie film, and is produced by Ambrose, so you can see some smart attempts at moving her career forward. And she pulls it off with a heart wrenching, cinema-verite story that is maybe just a hair to close to the truth for many people to make it comfortable. How easy it is to watch more terrible tragedies (from "Goodfellas" to "Pulp Fiction") and how hard to see what might be true (here and in "Julia" which makes for a weird, imperfect parallel).

Surprisingly solid.


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