A father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl's best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences.
Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder.
Becca Gleason, the screenwriter and director, graduated from Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati in 2006, having participated in the high school TV program, Braves Beat. See more »
Towards the middle of the film, when Jamie and Emily are sitting on the hood of the car eating ice cream, the amount of ice cream on Emily's cone fluctuates with each camera angle, even at one point in three consecutive shots, going from almost full, to almost gone, back to almost full again. See more »
Isn't it funny how you can never remember much about summer? It's kinda just like, I don't know, a generic string of happy memories. Like that feeling when you leave on the last day of school and when your hands get sticky from ice-cream melting off the cone. Swimming with friends, sometimes with boys if you're lucky. Sleeping till 2. Borrowing the car. When nothing significant ever happens, it's very easy for the days to melt together... passing slowly like a lazy river.
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Joey King Just Got a New Fan
As a movie buff, I've seen Joey King around enough to know who she was before walking into this movie. But THIS role was seemingly made for her. From beginning to end, she did a phenomenal job.... effortlessly portraying Jamie.... a 16y/o girl whose rather blunt... (or RUDE - depending on how you look at it) grandmother revealed quite a few "family secrets" on her deathbed. A couple of which sent this otherwise normal family spinning out of control.
Various coming of age themes were explored (love, loss, virginity, sex positivity, friendship, growth, overcoming fears, fights with parents & friends, unforgettable summers, etc) with just a little more bluntness and vulgarity than you might be used to... particularly coming from a female protagonist (this was a good thing... trust me).
The entire cast was awesome... they had great chemistry and there were several scenes that you could tell they had a lot of fun filming together.
This was a great coming of age film that I enjoyed much more than I could've possibly imagined. Great job to writer/director Becca Gleason... she nailed this one!
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