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See Girl Run (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | April 2013 (USA)
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A young adult woman decides to revisit her past relationships in order to find some guidance in her current life.

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Nate Meyer

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Tunney ... Emmie
Adam Scott ... Jason
Jeremy Strong ... Brandon
William Sadler ... Marty
Aubrey Dollar ... Becky
Marylouise Burke ... Grandma
Josh Hamilton ... Graham
Maureen Butler Maureen Butler ... Gail
Larry Pine ... Jason's Father
J.P. Guimont J.P. Guimont ... Kyle (as Jonathan Guimont)
Meagan Moses Meagan Moses ... Tami
Stephanie Andujar ... Alicia
Reza Salazar ... Denilo
Charles Techman ... Jack
Miles Doleac ... Del
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An unhappily married, 40-year-old woman, Emmie, finds herself thinking about her high school boyfriend and visits her small hometown in Maine to find out where he is in life. Jason is still there working at the local seafood restaurant and is in an unhappy relationship of his own. Emmie's trip home also sparks her depressed brother to re-examine the choices in his life, while Emmie is left to choose between a past love and a current love. Written by napierslogs

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English

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April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Portland, Maine, USA See more »

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The Porthole is a real restaurant in Portland. See more »

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Brandon: What's new with you Jason?
Jason: Oh, you know, taking a lifetime to become an overnight success.
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Missed the mark completely.
2 September 2014 | by McMurphySee all my reviews

I LOVE indie romance dramas with just the right amount of somber and melancholy ("Garden State" was a dream come true for me), but this missed the mark on so many levels. Hence the current "5" rating on IMDb.

Strong points: ADAM SCOTT!!! I love this guy in everything he does (esp. The Vicious Kind, "Parks," Walter Mitty, and Friends with Kids). He knocks it out of the park with this role as well. And Jeremy Strong (perfect in "Humboldt County") did as good as he could with the excessively maudlin role he was given here.

Weak points: The story and the rest of the casting, esp. Robbin Tunney as the female lead. Tunney is the ONLY other female lead in a romantic role that I have ever disliked (the other was Taylor Schilling, who was fine in Orange is the New Black, but seemed way too cold and authoritative in "The Lucky One"). Tunney just doesn't have that inviting or relatable attribute that female leads need in rom-coms/drams. She seems more suited to playing a cynical "mean friend" or "bad guy" - far from the vulnerable "girl" you'd expect to be "running."

As far as the story, it is just lacking. As we find out in the very beginning, girl runs home because she's not happy with her marriage, where her old flame lives; then she stays there. None of the events that unfold while she's home are very interesting or entertaining.

It seemed to be a perfect contender for another great indie rom-dram, but missed the mark completely.

5/10


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