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Margot and her son Claude decide to visit her sister Pauline after she announces that she is marrying less-than-impressive Malcolm. In short order, the storm the sisters create leaves behind a mess of thrashed relationships and exposed family secrets.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.
After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies.Written by
James Meek <email@example.com>
For anyone who has faced the real world, and promptly ran away from it.
Kicking and Screaming is hilarious and depressing all at once, as it follows the lives of recent college graduates who simply cannot move on with their lives. Sharing a house near campus, they eventually get sucked back into their old routines: hitting on freshman girls, drinking at the same bar, and even re-enrolling in courses. This lifestyle can't continue forever, though, and soon each character must make some choices that allow them to go forward, however reluctantly that may be. While the plot revolves around the romance between Grover and Jane, the most enjoyable and funny moments come from scenes where the housemates are just hanging out together, expounding on their somewhat pitiful lives.
Great performances by all, including Chris Eigeman (who you might recognize from various Whit Stilman films or TV's "It's like, you know..."), Parker Posey (always crazy and hilarious), and Eric Stoltz, as the bartender who has been attending college for over a decade...a frightening glimpse of things to come.
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