Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wild Strawberries

Author: Craig O'Meara
Location: Fremont, CA

"Wild Strawberries"

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Music: James Horner

Principal Cast:

Anna- Evan Rachel Wood
Owen- Jamie Bell
Alison- Kirsten Dunst
Alex- Natalie Portman
Jodie- Maria Bello
Ron- Sean Penn
June- Michelle Williams
David- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Tagline: "Life isn’t always as tasty as you think"

Synopsis: A young woman (Wood) is released from a juvenile prison and returns to her home in the strawberry country, only to find that her family has shunned her and no longer lives there. She is taken in by her best friend (Bell) and his family (Bello, Dunst, Penn) who are the closest to family that she has. Along with other old friends (Portman, Williams, Gordon-Levitt), she attempts to relocate her family and at the same time, make up for her past mistakes.

What the press would say:

Once again, Evan Rachel Wood displays her amazing acting talent in this gritty and thought-provoking drama. Bell is just as good in his role as the compassionate but slightly ignored best friend. It is easy to predict that Bello is going to receive her long overdue Oscar nomination as the sympathetic mother of two who kindly takes Wood as another child against the judgment of her husband. Dunst gives her greatest performance to date as the sister who does not want a criminal living in her house. Portman, Williams, and Gordon-Levitt are amazing as a trio of old friends who do not know whether or not to let Wood’s character back into their group. Scorsese and Coppola make an unusual but talented team. Scorsese’s talent combined with Coppola’s imagination and taste make for a very int eresting and unforgettable film.

Potential Awards:

Best Actress- Evan Rachel Wood
Best Supporting Actress- Maria Bello
Best Supporting Actress- Kirsten Dunst
Best Supporting Actor- Jamie Bell
Best Director- Martin Scorsese
Best Screenplay- Sofia Coppola

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