- Language: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- ASIN: B00008W2R4
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,629 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
I thought that I would maybe like this movie because the preview looked interesting. Frankie (Lauren Ambrose) is the main character, and she co-owns a restaurant with her brother, but he does most of the work, and she waitresses. She doesn't have a car, hangs around with the same girl (Nicola) all of the time, and basically wanders through her life, which isn't that interesting to begin with. The thing is, with a main character that is shown alone so often throughout the movie, we should be able to tell what she is feeling on her face if she is to carry the movie, but I couldn't.
This new girl comes into town, and Frankie seems to be very taken by her, and vice versa. They click, Nicola becomes jealous, and we start to wonder if there are feelings that Nicola has for Frankie, because of how strongly her negative feelings are for the "new girl." I also started to wonder if Frankie was going to experience anything with the new girl because of all of the tension that seems to go on. Franie then meets a guy who lives in his van with two dogs and sells Tie Dye t-shirts, and everything changes.
It appears that there are a lot of people that are using each other in this film. I gave it two stars but there were some interesting things that "could have" come from it, but, nothing really did, and the ending just sort of "happened." I understand that there are some movies that are just supposed to show you a "slice of life," but I can't even consider this being a coming of age movie, because the character didn't really seem to learn any life altering lessons, or change anything about her life that she was unhappy with.