2010 • R • Drama, Romance, International
A city kid moves to a small town and seduces her teacher.
WHY WE PICKED IT: Kat Dennings stuns in this angsty effort that’s been called a potent mix of ‘Juno,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Donnie Darko,’ and ‘Twin Peaks.’
Lethally sarcastic, seventeen-year-old city kid Caroline Wexler is forced to move with her father to a small town where she feels she has nothing in common with anyone – except, perhaps, her handsome young English teacher, Mr. Anderson, with whom she initiates an affair. Sweet-natured stoner Thurston also falls for Caroline, and she initially agrees to go out with him as a cover for her more illicit relationship, only to find real feelings developing where she thought there would surely be none.
DIRECTOR: Michael Goldbach
CAST: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Josh Lucas, Rachel Blanchard