Middle of Nowhere
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Anton Yelchin plays a bright, beyond his years, but troublesome teen who is one step away from the military academy. He has been banished to a water park for the summer where he performs a lackluster job. Eva Amurri also works there and can go to college if she can come up with the trump. Mom (Susan Sarandon) can't help her unless one of her schemes comes to fruition. She's more interested in trying to launch a modeling career for her younger daughter. Yelchin convinces Amurri that helping him sell weed to the locals is a quick way to make the dough necessary for college. She ends up agreeing and that's when things start to happen.
They could not have picked a better actress than Eva Amurri to play Sarandon's daughter. They look so similar it's difficult to believe they're not related in real life. And both do an excellent job here. I suppose I've like Yelchin enough in the few movies I've seen him in but he builds a great character here. I wanted to sit and have a beer with this guy. He is someone I truly wanted to get to know which says as much for the script as it does for his acting.
This is a slice of life type movie where everyone is in a sort of limbo. They are on their way somewhere but can't quite find the key to the door. They also have some serious baggage from their pasts which they need to drop in order to move on.Read more ›
This was an interesting and funny at times film. The characters are played well, but it is hard at times to follow their motivation. I believe that that was part of the way it was written, but it took me back to a time in my life, when I too was going through changes and transformation of being a teen.
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I liked this movie. I loved the cast of characters. I would recommend this movies to others. This movie is well-made.Published on October 4, 2013 by Christina Panczyk
Susan Sarandon as the ditsy mom is the only name I knew here. But the two young leads are good as a team that decides to sell dope to finance a college education. Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Brad Smith
Movie was a lot better than I expected, I actually bought it because I lived in Baton Rouge (where this was filmed) and was an extra in the movie and thought maybe I'd see myself... Read morePublished on October 7, 2011 by Capt Obvious
I have literally seen Anton Yelchin grow up on screen. In truth, he was never my favorite child star and I'm not sure I thought he'd transition effectively from misunderstood... Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by K. Harris
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is one of those surprise films that appear to have gone direct to DVD - not because they are unworthy of theater showing but because they are thinking films... Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by Grady Harp