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Nola (Emmy Rossum) is a Kansas teen who runs away to New York City to escape an abusive stepfather. Once she gets to the big town, she sets about looking for a job and for her father, whom she's never met. She attacks both tasks with fierce determination, but has little success, until she stumbles upon a greasy spoon near Union Square where the eccentric owner, Gus (Sam Coppola), immediately takes a liking to her. Soon, she's waitressing at the diner and crashing in a room upstairs with the
Aug 29, 2003 Wide
Aug 29, 2011
Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site
James Badge Dale
Adam Le Fevre
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A dubious script that detonates into a full-blown disaster midway through.
Has everything you want from a good bad movie: overheated drama, overripe performances, arch characters and fruity dialogue.
Pits a substantial actor like Mary McDonnell, playing a New York madam, against a bogus story that crossbreeds noirish affectations and romantic comedy into an unpalatable mush that suggests strawberry ice cream slathered with beer.
Constantly at odds with itself -- torn between urban realism and musical fantasy, suggestive glances and frank sexuality, fashionable cynicism and old-fashioned happy endings.
Hruska's bloodless little fairy tale is utterly innocuous and instantly forgettable.
Despite Emmy Rossum's vivaciousness and raw ability, not much good comes from watching 'Nola.'
This film was written and directed by a lawyer/turned filmmaker. I like the main couple Ben and Nola, but as for the story that he puts them in - I object.
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