A sleepy-eyed exurb of Los Angeles is seen through the eyes of two young Japanese tourists, stranded there with a broken rental car. Rintaro wants to leave as soon as possible, but Atsuko finds both the small town and the aimless lifestyle of the young people who live there fascinating- and, just maybe, a better example of the America she’s been hoping to see than the big cities they’ve been traveling between. As she hangs around with the locals and begins to understand their lives (despite not speaking any English), she finds it increasingly hard to leave. The excitement of the new permeates every frame of this intimate evocation of a small town where everyone’s talking, but no one really understands.
Cast and Credits
Starring: Atsuko Okatsuka, Cory Zacharia, Rintaro Sawamoto, Roberto Sanchez, Brett L. Tines
Directed by: Mike Ott
Release Year: 2010