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Release Date: March 11th, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2005

PG-13|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
A decidedly unconventional family, the Grodins lead a secluded, self-sufficient existence in rural New Mexico. Bo (Valentina de Angelis) is a restless young girl. Her father, Charley (Sam Elliott), is mired in depression, and her mother, Arlene (Joan Allen), provides for the family by tending to their garden. Their simple, though not trouble-free, lives are disrupted when an Internal Revenue Service agent (Jim True-Frost) arrives, asking questions about their unusual lifestyle.

Cast: Joan Allen, Valentina de Angelis, Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Jim True-Frost, Amy Brenneman, J.D. Hawkins, Kevin Skousen

Director: Campbell Scott

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Holedigger Films Inc.

Distributors: Manhattan Pictures International

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Directed with an easygoing grace by Campbell Scott, has the feel of a coming-of-age novel. show more

  • Scott has the courage to let the imaginative story unfold at its own leisurely pace, and it's not surprising that the acting is excellent, considering that he's among the very best American screen actors. show more

  • The movie's sense of place is hypnotic, but there's more to it than gorgeous images -- Campbell Scott's astute direction; Joan Allen's beautifully laconic performance; a sense of lively, if occasionally pretentious, inquiry into the wellsprings of art.

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