This excessively hopeless and
depressing film runs the ideally
dysfunctional family through the blender.
Agnes Bruckner plays a neglected and
burdened 18-year-old girl with a gift for
poetry. She acts as the mother to her
psychologically disturbed younger
tendenciessince the actual matriarch is
self-absorbed in her own hectic lifestyle,
and the patriarch sped off in his blue car
and left his family behind in the dust.
Supposed solace comes when an
English teacher becomes a mentor and
father figure to the talented poet by
enrolling her in a writing contestbut his
real intention is to manipulate the naïve
teen with his pathetic lust. Karen
Moncrieff wrote and directed this
100-minute ad for Prozac that will make
you want to speed away in a car of your
own, regardless of its color.