Tomboy Jack and bubbly Diane fall head over heels in love one hot summer in New York City. When Diane reveals she must leave the city for school in Europe, their budding love is tested. Weaving horror elements into a distinctive and fresh yet timeless and universal first-love story, TFF alum Bradley Rust Gray (The Exploding Girl) brings his unique vision to this idiosyncratic story of the joys and terrors of first love. –Tribeca Film Festival
Bradley Rust Gray (b. 1971, Kettering, Ohio) works in partnership with his wife So Yong Kim. He produced her films Treeless Mountain and In Between Days. Prior to producing these films, Gray directed the Icelandic feature film Salt. Gray has master’s degrees from USC and the British Film Institute and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. —TribecaFilm.com
A nice Sofia Coppola-esque romance film with some horror undertones, (manifestations of inner turmoil). Don't go into this expecting much of a horror movie, though, because it really isn't a horror movie. It's a contemplative love story. I really liked the cinematography, music, and the actors. This film definitely isn't for everyone, but I liked it a lot. This is my kind of sappy romance.
Two positive things for me: 1. The dialogue was very much that of awkward teenagers. I enjoyed the overuse of the word "like." 2. Short haired grungy Riley Keough is now one of my dream girls. However, with this said, portions the plot and the werewolf segments were just unnecessary. Which is sad for me to say considering how long I had been waiting on the movie. I had pictured something a little more "Ginger Snaps."