Coming-of-age drama starring Agnes Bruckner as a selfless teenager who falls for her best friend's boyfriend. Ever since her mother died, 18-year-old Audrey (Bruckner) has dedicated her life to caring for her grieving father, Henry (John Corbett). Living in the remote New Mexico desert, Audrey passes her time in the company of her best friend, Calista (Garner). In the summer following her high-school graduation, a couple named Mary (Gina Gershon) and Herb (Chris Mulkey) move into her neighbourhood, along with Mookie (Justin Long), their handsome teenage son. Audrey sees the arrival of Mookie as a chance to bring some romance into the life of her friend Calista. But after setting the pair up on a date and getting to know her new neighbour a little better, the young matchmaker soon begins to develop feelings for her friend's new boyfriend.
Decent indie drama.
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This is not a bad little indie drama about an intelligent teenager with a talent for writing, who is trapped in a small trailer park in New Mexico. Stuck in the rut of working in a crummy grocery store and caring for her agoraphobic father she repeatedly turns down offers of college placements as she feels she is needed more at home. The story is nothing special but the acting was well above average, and the direction and cinematography from Jason Matzner was superb and the skyline shots of the New Mexico desert were at times jaw droppingly beautiful. If you're a fan of character based indie films then this is well worth a look.