When a school assignment forces Anita (Drew Barrymore), a sexually abused teen, to get a pen pal, a genuine friendship develops between she and her correspondent, a prisoner named Howard (James LeGros). Howard wins Anita’s heart with his tenderness, and the two move in together when he’s released. Howard, however, is unable to shake his criminal ways, and it’s only a matter of time before the lovers are on the run.
Began her career directing music videos for acts like Tone Loc, Depeche Mode, NWA and Sonic Youth and made her first feature in 92 with Guncrazy starring Drew Barrymore. Ms Barrymore received a Golden Globe Nomination. She then went on to direct feature films starring Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Dave Chappelle and Britney Spears. After having 2 kids with her husband Mike D of the Beastie Boys she started a career in Network Television and has a popular online web show. A documentary feature film she is directing about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat will be released early 2010. —IMDb