I figure I might as well review this since barely anyone else has. Here
are my thoughts on the film. I'm not going to sugarcoat anything.
Basically: it sucked. Not in an entertaining way, it's not overtly bad
that you can laugh at it, it just kind of lumbers along and then stops.
I know this is an independent, comparatively low-budget film, so I
won't criticize the technical deficiencies (of which there are a few).
I will simply attempt to make some sense of the film, or why the
filmmakers decided to use such a leaden, humourless, and poorly written
Sunny is a failed actress who returns to her hometown to attend her
mother's funeral and take care of the sister she never knew. There are
other things that happen to people for reasons, but it's so poorly set
up that there's no drama or tension. What a waste of Jonathan Banks!
That guys a badass, but the script made him this meek pushover.
There is some "comic relief" in the film in the form of two fools in a
bar who prattle away about nothing, but their cliché banter is simply
Conrad Goode plays Butch, a washed up football player who sits around
all day writing crappy country songs. Goode also wrote the script,
which perhaps explains how his character gets to bang someone half his
I can't really talk about the story as there is no real story. This
would have been okay, had the acting and the dialogue been good. They
The worst part of the movie is an extremely half-baked subplot
involving Sunny's ex- boyfriend from a long time ago. He gives her a
job (hence a beautifully edited janitor montage), but then tries to
rape her. She kicks him in the balls and shouts something like: "If I
see you again, I'll kill you!". We never see him again. Ah, the wonders
of plot arcs!
The one bright spot in this film is young Bailee Madison, who should
fire her agent. Who else could be to blame for the string of mediocre
to downright bad productions this talented actress has been in
recently? Talk about wasted potential.
I didn't mince words here, but I can't recommend a film with such a bad
script. It's deplorable that this got past the pre-production stage.
It's a prime example of how most independent films are worse, not
better, than major motion pictures. At least Hollywood delivers.