Pet Names


Pet Names (2018)



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When her chemotherapy patient mother urges her to take a vacation from playing nurse, grad school dropout Leigh (Meredith Johnston) invites her old high school boyfriend along on the trip. The two soon find that confronting old wounds during a weekend in the woods is anything but restful.


Critic Reviews for Pet Names

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

A winningly sharp Millennial riff on the greens of summer.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

I felt like I was constantly on the verge of loving this observant comedy about ex-lovers reuniting for an impromptu camping trip.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A deceptively simple effort, no frills, all impeccable craftsmanship, the kind of DIY indie film worth seeking out and savoring on the festival circuit.

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

A minor triumph of self-discovery even if it falls prey to a few of the usual tropes.

Mar 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Though we have seen ... plenty of stories about twenty-something alienation, both Brandt and Johnston manage to find fresh new truths in a potentially tired set-up.

Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…

While Meredith Johnston may not be a household name, the actress delivers one heck of a performance in Pet Names.

Mar 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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