Clutching her little can of Mace, Amanda (Lauren Graham) braves the wilds of Jersey City to enjoy the guilty pleasures of her favorite empanadas. Little does she know, but a sudden fender ... See full synopsis »

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Clutching her little can of Mace, Amanda (Lauren Graham) braves the wilds of Jersey City to enjoy the guilty pleasures of her favorite empanadas. Little does she know, but a sudden fender bender and disabled car soon land her in the strangely bent world of three young queens - Towanda (Joe Holt), Angelyne (Michael Benjamin Washington), and neophyte Luz (Joey Cee) . The four soon set off on an increasingly revealing journey of personal vulnerability, boundary-crossing and derring-do... all for the sake of a grinning gnome. As Amanda sheds her prejudices and fears, she also unfolds some hidden resentments and losses in her own life.

A striking job of directing and acting, with spare camera work and tight blocking - mostly within the confines of an aging vehicle heading for Montclair. Directed by Jenny Bicks as part of the multi-film Reel Moments project by Glamour Magazine, featuring true stories from women's lives, and exclusively directed by women. A Moxie Pictures release and a big ...

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Amanda: Late at night I swim in our pool naked. Joe thinks the neighbours are going to see during the day... he doesn't understand. I just like how it feels on my skin, like there's nothing but just me.
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Gnome is truly a wonderful short.
8 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now the reason I watched this at first was because it had Lauren Graham in it and I am a huge Lauren Graham fan. However, the message to the story made me love this even more. It is truly a great shout out to female independence and individuality. I personally think we need more of that in this world a proverbial "UP YOUR'S" to society. And this short does that. And its all based around a gnome (if you didn't get that from the title). I also how in this short you just see women come together to face their fears, even though they seem so different in almost every way. I would suggest this movie to anyone. It truly is wonderful. The talent in the writing and on screen is amazing.


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