Angie, a young Brazilian artist, abandons her old life and embarks on a journey around the country. Running from her past, and searching for her foundation in life, Angie finds not only herself but love in its many forms.
The Brazilian painter Angie left her mother Glória and her sister Sônia to seek out her father, who left her family when she was a child, in the United States of America. Angie wanders and camps in a tent and works as waitress in diners to raise some money. She befriends the homeless Chuck that protects her while she is camping. When she decides to move to another place, she stops at the roadside to sleep. She is awaken by the highway police officer David and she finds that her engine has an expensive problem. David offers a job to Angie with his cousin Jill and to lodges her in his trailer. Soon they have a love affair but Angie does not want a commitment with David. She leaves him but soon she makes discoveries that will change her feelings.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Okay, first of all, it's not a bad little movie, very much like Francis Coppola's 2nd movie The Rain People, acting is fine, Juliette Lewis is as good as always, at least for what she's got to do with. Script is lean and it ponders along but with nice touches. It's very 60's in some way so I guess it brings back some memories being a boomer. Definitely not for everyone, much more for those who have a whimsical bent to their personalities, just a little drive in the country, so to speak. I don't know what the negative reviews go on about, it's clearly not for them so they should go watch Juno a few more times. Performances are fine for everyone here, not an earth-shaker but a nice bit of time spent. I give it a 7 not for my best-of films, but for this particular genre of what one might call drift movies.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this