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|Brook Vincent Kelly||Lucas|
|Ely Pouget||Maggie May|
|Kim Morgan Greene||Nancy|
|Conni Marie Brazelton||Nurse Stella|
|Patrick Ryan Anderson||Jake|
|Tracy Brooks Swope||Shelbie|
|Anne-Sophie Dutoit||Director, Screenwriter|
Posted October 1, 2010
Much has been said about Anne-Sophie Dutoit, the teen director, who was only 16 when she wrote, directed and starred in this movie. What impresses most is the strong vision this very young director brings to this family drama that gradually involves you more and more into the life of the protagonist, Cassandra, and her lover, Lucas as their life is shattered by family feud and events.
If I may venture to find a comparison -- I would say that this movie is a cross between Girl, Interrupted and The Notebook with a Memento twist, albeit on a lower independent film budget, and it's easy to understand how teen girls will relate to the storyline that was conceived and written by someone their age. I suspect that the Twilight crowd may find something to love in this storyline too.
I think that a lot of adults will enjoy this movie too as it reveals the awkwardness and unease of one's first love story through some very nice cinematography, sharp editing, sweeping music and a strong cast that is sure to move and touch one's heart in unexpected ways. As seen from the eyes of young writer-director wunderkind, this movie is a unique and unexpected experience that I highly recommend.