Before leaving for college, a recently dumped goth girl's life changes forever when she falls in love with a smart and professional college grad who is staying in the family's guest house.


Michael Baumgarten
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Reynolds ... Rachel
Madeline Merritt ... Amy
Tom McCafferty ... Frank
Jake Parker Jake Parker ... Jason
Jennifer Barlow ... Rachel's Mom
Brittany Glover ... Frank's Date
Maria Del Carmen Maria Del Carmen ... Female Bar Patron
Taylor Taylor ... Male Bar Patron (as Taylor X)
John Devilman ... Tattoo Artist
Mara Hitner Mara Hitner ... Mara (as Mara)
Matt Shore Matt Shore ... 8-Track Guy
Brennan Stewart Brennan Stewart ... Mara's Male Fan
Ashley Ayers Ashley Ayers ... Mara's Female Fan
Mary Ross Mary Ross ... Christmas Party Kid
Matthew Jacob Wayne ... Christmas Party Kid


18 year-old Rachel is mature for her age. She s a hip aspiring songwriter and a blue-eyed blond bad girl who often clashes with her single father. Only because she is grounded she is at home for the arrival of dad's new employee, Amy, who is staying in their swanky Los Angeles guest house for the weekend. A wholesome college graduate fresh to California from the cornfields of Iowa, Amy happily confesses her dreams and desires to Rachel over the course of the next few days and the two women gradually fall in love. It seems like anything is possible here. Amy proclaims as they ramble across the city in Rachel's dad's Hummer. Out and about in Los Angeles the two girls can't keep their hands off each other. At home in the guest house their activities are even hotter.

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The movie was shot in just 9 days. Eight shooting days in Los Angeles and then a quick day in San Francisco where the cast flew in, filmed several scenes, and then flew back to LA the same day. See more »


[first lines]
Jason: [impassive tone] Look... you know this is for the best. I love you, but I want to enjoy my college experience. I'll be away from my parents for the first time in my life. And I'll be making new friends... and I'll have the opportunity to grow as a person. And you can do the same thing. Hey, baby doll? We had a good run. We were together most of senior year and most of the summer. Don't be sad. Just focus on the good times we had. This isn't bad. This is good. Come on... gimme a ...
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The Man
Written and performed by Tim Frelon
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Wow just horrible
19 November 2020 | by solidabsSee all my reviews

Horrible writing, horrible acting and just a horrible film.

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Release Date:

4 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guest House See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Baumgarten Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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