Paul Schneider (Paul), Zooey
Deschanel (Noel), Patricia Clarkson (Elvira Fine), Maurice Compte (Bo), Danny McBride (Bust-Ass), Shea Whigham (Tip)
A reverie of a love story which still manages to be
realistic though the dreamy cinematography and choppy narrative is unlikely to cater for everybody's taste.
In a small North Carolina town, a caddish lothario
develops a relationship with his best friend's sexually-inexperienced sister, who has only just returned home following her years at an all-girls boarding school. It's an astute study of a
romantic entanglement which tears apart a circle of friends as well as itself.
The acting performances are good, particularly from Zooey
Deschanel, but the director's penchant for cloudscape photography is often a little too pretentious.
Danny McBride makes his feature film debut in All The Real
Award Wins & Nominations:
MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:
Mar Del Plata Film Festival (Best Actress); Sundance Film
Festival (Special Jury Prize)