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|Melissa Painter||Director, Screenwriter|
|Daryl Hannah||Executive Producer|
|Christine Vachon||Executive Producer|
Posted October 1, 2010
Cally (Clea DuVall) lives with her dad on a houseboat. At one point she explains ''he's kind of a ****-up'' and so he is. Her mom abandoned her as she fled communal life with John Law in hot pursuit. She discovers Sabine (Daryl Hannah), a mysterious artistic woman, and pursues her, searching for Mama. At one point Cally is seduced by one of Sabine's ex-lovers, Eric Roberts as a smarmy intellectual. It's uneven and sad. Hannah, as usual, gives a truly awful performance. DuVall is the saving grace. Her role and her presence make it watchable, though nothing else does. DuVall has had two top-flight performances as Stokeley in ''The Faculty'' and as Graham in ''But I'm a Cheerleader''. I watched this because of those. It's interesting, the scenes of San Francisco and Marin County are beautiful, and Clea is, well, Clea. But other than that, it's another self-serving attempt to lionize 60s radicals (a despicable group as a whole whose uselessness is superceded only by their sleazy yuppie agemates who elected Ronald Reagan). Clea DuVall, like her costar Natasha Lyonne in ''But I'm A Cheerleader'', is truly going to blossom into one of the great women of film in the 21st Century!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.