In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
Megan's approaching 30 with a good degree and a boyfriend in hand, but when he proposes at her friend's wedding and everyone seems to think that the best way to advance in her career is to take a seminar where you find out what animal you are, Megan's understandably feeling lost. After meeting teenagers who want her to buy them beer, Megan is drawn into 16-year-old Annika's simpler life. She ends up moving in with Annika and her single father, juggling the life of a teen and that of an adult, two romantic interests, and the feeling of lagging behind.Written by
Shelley is a California Desert Tortoise. She was a class pet in a Seattle middle school at the time of filming. See more »
The position of Megan's scarf during the parent teacher meeting. See more »
It's not gonna make any sense, so just fucking sue me. I'm sorry, that wasn't meant to be a lawyer joke.
It's not a joke if it's not insulting.
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Italian DVD is about 2 minutes longer. The scene that starts during the opening titles goes on and then cuts to where the US version starts showing a "10 Years Later" sign. Another brief conversation scene is from a different take and has a different, longer dialogue. Running time of Italian DVD, which is PAL, is 1:37:02. In NTSC that translates to 1:41:10. US edition is 1:39.13. See more »
The story of a 20 something year old having to face "real life" is very relatable. The story of that 20 something year old making friends with a high school student, OK sure it's possible. The story of that 20 something year old hiding out for a week with that high school student at her single dads house, that's starting to stretch it a little. The story gets a little far-fetched when the single dad allows this 20 something year old stay in his house while she "waits to move into her apartment." I'm pretty sure no one would do that irl, except I suppose if it's Keira Knightley. Keira Knightley always pretty, acting is sometimes questionable, but well done in this film. Chloe Grace Moretz who I usually like and is destined for a long successful career added another positive credit to her resume. Sam Rockwell, always good, never enough screen time. Is that how he does it? Overall the film was good humored with sympathetic characters. I just call bs on one issue which only barely affected my likeness of the film. This film had strong performances from the cast and fluid directing. Overall I'd say 6.6/Z
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