Writer: Bradley Rust Gray
Starring: Zoe Kazan, Mark Rendall, Maryann Urbano, Hunter Canning, Margot Ruth Tenenbaum, Gevevieve T. Eisner, Caseyarnoux Charlot
More info: IMDb
Plot: On a summer break from college, a young epileptic woman struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the season.
My rating: 6/10
Will I watch it again? No.
Not much happens in this slow, leisurely paced, quiet film and that works in its favor. I suppose if I could identify with Ivy (Kazan, granddaughter of Elia Kazan) I would have liked this more. I did feel for the girl. She's a very quiet, soft spoken woman who is not one who makes things happen but rather lets them happen. It felt like a miserable situation. Anyone who can empathize with Ivy will find this a much better film. It will play better with that emotional connection. Technically everything seemed to work just fine but I was simply missing that little spark needed for this to work. Now, if only she HAD exploded...well, that's my kind of movie! The Oscilloscope DVD comes with 4 trailers for their films (including this one), a 13 minute interview with Gray and Kazan, a music video fro "Thursday" by Asobi Seksu, and FLUTTER (1997) (a short film by Gray from college).