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Lili Taylor and Stefania Owen give powerfully vulnerable performances in this psychological drama about a sensitive high school senior, Melanie, and her struggle to help her anxiety-prone mother, Dawn, from spiraling out of control. In a fine-tuned portrayal of a family under siege, mental health issues move into the foreground just when Melanie is ready to leave for college. All the milestones of her age like prom, first kiss, and graduation, adds more weight as she strives to save the one last person she knows is on her side. This illuminating film treats its heavy subject with just the right amount of levity to be funny yet still retains the gravity of the message that mental illness is not a choice. 


Presented by OASIS: The Center for Mental Health

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    109 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Inon Shampanier
  • Screenwriter
    Inon Shampanier, Natalie Shampanier
  • Producer
    Anne Clements, Ash Christian
  • Cast
    Lili Taylor, Stefania Owen, Ian Nelson, Peyton List, Max Casella, David Rasche, Tom Papa, Michael Cyril Creighton
  • Cinematographer
    Zach Kuperstein
  • Editor
    Joe Murphy
  • Production Design
    Bryan Wolcik
  • Composer
    Ariel Blumenthal