The fast forward is broken on my remote, otherwise I would have used it many times to get through the extremely hokey dialogue and plot situations. Very little rang true in this film as every character seemed built on a cliche. Too much time was wasted on setting up the father's death in "precious" background scenes. Much too often the various characters were drunk to no real purpose---or at least seemed to be drunk. And what was with the radical fairy--like woodland romp? Puppet shows? Filler, filler, filler. And beaver milk cheese?---I couldn't see any city slicker being that far out of it. Some reviewers lay the blame on the actors. Although they were probably inexperienced, I got the impression they could have done a lot better with some direction and a decent script---It seems to me most of the blame should go to the filmmakers---writer, director, editor etc. I felt a much better film could have been made from the basic premise.