And the 14-minute-result of this Academy-Award nominated actress' first directorial and writing effort is a good one and she gets a lot of help from a prominent cast. The film stars Virginia Madsen (who looks a lot like Kaley Cuoco here) and a blonde Kristen Stewart, shortly before the first Twilight film, playing the same character during different stages in their life. The two are supported by Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell and Chevy Chase.
We see a young girl thrilled by the prospect of possessing a special guitar. However, her mother refuses to give her the money, but starts reconsidering her decision shortly afterward. That's when the flashbacks to her youth start and we see how the character is thrilled with possessing the car from the title back in the late 1970s. Her dad basically reacted just like she did decades later, but finally agrees under certain conditions and she takes her memory as a lesson for her own parenting style. It's a decent short film, which is funny and has a message as well. The negotiation scenes with Stewart's character were very well done, in front of the mirror and finally at the car sale and put quite a smile on my lips. Her joy just felt so from the heart. The negotiation scene with the adult Robin was fine as well. I'd expected any minute for the salesman to stop her from going out and accept the offer, but good to see Hudson went for a more realistic (and sweeter) ending. She really seems to have a talent in dealing with female characters and everybody in here seemed quite authentic. Hopefully this was not her last directorial work.
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