Middle of Nowhere
Directed by John Stockwell
From the director of Blue Crush comes MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, a witty, warm-hearted comedy about two precocious teens and their unusual families. A pair of co-workers at a small-town water park—restless troublemaker Dorian and the tightly wound Grace – form an unlikely bond when Dorian cooks up an illicit plan to earn big money. With no assistance from a flaky, free-spending mom and competition from a sexy younger sister, Grace needs all the help she can get if she’s going to make it to college.
From the director of Blue Crush comes a witty, warm-hearted comedy about a pair of co-workers - restless troublemaker Dorian and the tightly wound Grace – who form an unlikely bond when Dorian cooks up an illicit plan to earn big money.
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri, Justin Chatwin, Willa Holland, Scott A Martin, Kenny Bordes, Kyle Clements
A sad and touching movie, set in achingly familiar suburbia in the middle of nowhere, as the title says. Susan Sarandon does an excellent job of playing the narcissistic/sociopathic mother who feeds on her young.
Pretty good coming of age movie. Made me remember what it was like to be young and without a plan. Susan Sarandon did an excellent job playing a multilayered single parent, summed up with the two-word manifesto: nobody's perfect. The youthful stars of the film were capable and engaging, never once suggesting they were the producer's second choice.