Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin visits her novelist aunt in Chicago over the summer. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.
9/10 – Recommended by Mth a few months back, I’m only just getting round to writing up some thoughts on it. Overall, it was perfect for what I wanted at the time. It follows the same tried and tested coming-of-age formula, with good acting, soft lighting and a twee indie soundtrack, it’s hard not to like when the story is as engaging as this. Effortlessly funny, heartwarming and simple film, that seems to merge moments of genuine happiness with part tragedy to inject an element of unpredictability to it. Yet, it still remained lifelike and honest. Very good film, a real understated gem.