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Middle of Nowhere (2008)

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An irresponsible mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.

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John Stockwell

Writer:

Michelle Morgan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Amurri Martino ... Grace Berry (as Eva Amurri)
Anton Yelchin ... Dorian Spitz
Willa Holland ... Taylor Elizabeth Berry
Susan Sarandon ... Rhonda Berry
Justin Chatwin ... Ben Pretzler
Brea Grant ... Jean
Anny Ibarra Anny Ibarra ... Elena
Kenny Bordes ... Ryan
Scott A. Martin ... Morris Kraven
Aimée Spring Fortier ... Bonnie (as Aimee Fortier)
Marie Debrey ... Paulette Spitz
Lindsay Soileau Lindsay Soileau ... Cami
Veronica Berry ... Vik
Andrea Frankle ... Jessica Luther
Jessica Heap Jessica Heap ... Justine Spitz
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Storyline

Summer in a small southern town: Grace wants to go to college, but her feckless mom has poisoned that well (no student loans because mom has welshed on credit cards in Grace's name). Dorian wants to escape from his snobbish adoptive parents. They team up to sell marijuana - she hopes for enough to go to college. Both investigate family secrets, and things get complicated when Dorian falls for her, Grace falls for someone else, and Grace's 15-year-old sister behaves badly. Can Dorian find independence and Grace get to college? And what constitutes a family, anyway? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Life Without a Road Map ...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content, some teen drinking and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Amor de Verão See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Real-life mother and daughter Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Martino play mother and daughter in this movie. See more »

Goofs

(at 1:14:50) In the Bingo Parlor. we see the girl in blue smock, behind her is a bingo board with numerous numbers lit. There is a cut to the male. Back to her and the board is almost completely unlit. See more »

Quotes

Ben Pretzler: This is weird. Usually, when I meet a girl, um, it's always weird at first but I feel oddly comfortable with you.
Grace: I thought you just said it was weird.
Ben Pretzler: It is... because it isn't. You know what I'm saying?
Grace: Yeah.
[They kiss]
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The Sun and The Earth
Written by Stephen Killroy, Stephen Smith, Ian Glinka, Timothy Chappelear, Erik Dean
Performed by Middle Distance Runner
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28 January 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a nice film. about a boy, a girl, theirs life and families. good story, good cast. and the flavor of reality in a special atmosphere. nothing complicated, all - honest and clean. sure, axis are Susan Sarandon performance and charming Anton Yelchin manner, not different by usual way, to do his character as collection of sparkles. but the film gives more than a good show. a lot of questions. a bitter air. crumbs of hope. funny moments, in a form, a lesson about life but not very serious. because it is only a honest story. without great ambitions.without desire to convince. only in indie clothes. and this is its basic virtue.


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