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Coming Up Easy (2004)

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Lily lives a simple life in the Pacific Northwest, far away from the dangerous dysfunction of her family. A high school dropout and painfully aware of her limited education, Lily spends ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Daniel Anderson Daniel Anderson ... Josh Cooper
Robert Blanche ... Step Father
David Cascadden David Cascadden ... Store Manager
Meg Foster ... Mom
David A. Greene ... Kyle Cooper
Pam Mahon Pam Mahon ... Denice Cooper
Maura McNamara Maura McNamara ... Young Lily
Donna Persico Donna Persico ... Karla
Anya Profumo ... Lily Garcia
Javier Ronceros ... Junkie
Daire Scanlon Daire Scanlon ... Michael
Leslie Taylor ... Young Mom
Ellis Williams Ellis Williams ... Alfred


Lily lives a simple life in the Pacific Northwest, far away from the dangerous dysfunction of her family. A high school dropout and painfully aware of her limited education, Lily spends hours at the library with her homeless friend Alfred trying to improve herself. When her older Sister Denice arrives from California with an abusive, drug addicted husband and two damaged children in tow, Lily is thrust into a present day version of her own childhood. As her world unravels she is swept into a sea of violence that leads to the brink of murder where her own life and freedom are threatened. Unwilling to accept her circumstance, Lily searches deep in herself, beyond a childhood filled with conditional love, to find a way to lead her Sister from the clutches of abuse and discover the meaning of love without exceptions. Written by Anonymous

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The library in which Alfred and Lily meet is an original Carnegie Library in Portland, OR. The building now house the Multnomah County Library's Used Bookstore, The Title Wave. See more »

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Emotional, heartfelt roller-coaster ride of a dysfunctional family
15 February 2006 | by arthur-137See all my reviews

Highly recommended ....

This movie stayed with me for quite sometime; which, as a real film lover, I say as a compliment. This movie is about something, and I really felt this film. The straightforward direction style, the strong performances, the visual excitement of the fantasy scenes, and the well-crafted script kept me involved on a cinematic level, but the story and the empathy for Lily (the lead character) had my emotions in a whirlwind. This only comes from the kind of storytelling that draws you into the characters lives.

Ms Rodriguez' fine directing uses just enough cinematic visual effects to add flavor to the film without showing off and drawing attention to her directing.

I'd love to see more work from this talented writer/director.

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