Jennifer Fox faces a host of life-altering questions after a short story from her middle school days forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. An accomplished documentarian working in New York, Jennifer is completing her latest project, about the lives of women around the world. She receives a series of phone calls from her mother, Nettie, who has found a short story Jennifer wrote at the age of 13 for school. In it, she describes various encounters with her riding instructor Mrs. G and her running coach Bill while away at summer camp. Nettie is unnerved by the implications of her daughter's writing, but Jennifer is nonplussed. She has always looked back with fondness on the time she spent with the two charismatic adults. Egged on by Nettie and encouraged by her supportive fiancé, Jennifer yearns to know more and sets out on a journey to find the real people 30 years later - the children, now adults, who also attended...
Did You Know?
During the casting process, director Jennifer Fox
was adamant that she wasn't looking for an actress who looked like her, giving her a level of distance from the character and story she knew so much about. Laura Dern
boarded the project first, and then it became about finding a young actress to match her, more in terms of a quality that Dern embodies than about what she physically looks like. See more
When Jennifer (Laura Dern), a professor, is doing a lecture in front of her class, there is a female student, dressed in a pale orange sweater and blue jeans, with a zebra skin laptop on her lap, sitting about four rows back on Jennifer's left, listening to her speak. Then in the very next shot, that same female student is seen sitting in the very first row, on Jennifer's right. See more
[referring to Mrs. G
She was probably abused as a child herself...
You don't know that!
...Trust me mom, I know.
If You Could Read My Mind
Written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot See more