Reeling from her husband's affair, Rose collides with a marooned teenager in a boarded-up Delaware beach town.


Alison Bagnall


Olly Alexander (additional material), Alison Bagnall (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Greta Gerwig ... Rose
Olly Alexander ... Boy
Eleonore Hendricks ... Emma (as Eléonore Hendricks)
Amy Seimetz ... Emma's Friend
Adam Rothenberg ... Husband
Dan Seely Dan Seely ... Cashier
Sam Calagione Sam Calagione ... Brewery Manager
H.D. Parsons H.D. Parsons ... Fisherman
Kevin Miller Kevin Miller ... Fish Gutter (as Kelvin Miller)
Shirley Miller Shirley Miller ... Old Time Photo Clerk
James Miller James Miller ... Old Time Photographer
Susan Betts Susan Betts ... Costume Shop Clerk
John Bochnowski John Bochnowski ... Dance Leader


Livid over her husband's affair, Rose drives from Virginia to Delaware to confront (if not kill) the woman who dallied with her man. While unable to immediately confront the woman, Rose finds a British lad who's somewhat stranded after coming to America, having pursued a pretty girl he once met but finding her now with another. Both emotionally adrift, Rose and the boy end up with each other for company at her parent's beach home, even roll-playing while Rose awaits the chance to confront her elusive romantic rival. Written by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references

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Boy: I don't really understand Thanksgiving. Like, what... I thought you annihilated the indians, not sat down and had a big dinner with them.
Rose: No, we did. Both.
Boy: What? You... So you celebrate killing them? That's... that's the celebration?
Rose: No, no-no-no, the indians did end up all dead but what we celebrate is the meal that happened before we killed them, because when we got here, they had things that we wanted, and we had things that they wanted - like guns and drinks - and it was a mutually beneficial ...
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Long takes amid meaningless plot and annoying characters
5 November 2011 | by junkstuff-7See all my reviews

The entire movie feels much like the opening - a long drive through a tunnel with a woman crying. Occasionally an amusing or artsy shot is added but they are not enough to redeem this exercise in boredom.

What little plot there is centers around the weekend (maybe) escapades of a woman whose husband slept with another woman. She finds a young man sleeping in a lighthouse and develops a quirky relationship with him. There appears to be no reason for many of their actions, particularly a scene in which she makes him a transvestite. Little is learned about the couple or their motivations. In fact, the name of the man is never revealed. The movie is best characterized by long takes of the actors homely faces.

The few moments of artistic interest, such as when the man excellently draws her face in the sand, do add something. The moments are too fleeting, however, to suffer the 90 minutes of agitation and boredom that this movie instills.

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Release Date:

10 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

40 Day Dream See more »

Filming Locations:

Delaware, USA See more »

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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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