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She's In Portland - Jennie Kermode - 16244

She's In Portland - Jennie Kermode - 16244

At first glance, Marc Carlini's indie drama doesn't look too much, but misleading appearances are part of what it's concerned with. It follows longtime friends Wes (Tommy Dewey) and Luke (François Arnaud), two thirtysomething guys who are dissatisfied with their lives for different reasons, as they travel along the California coast together on a quest to visit another old friend, Maggie (Nicole Laliberte), in Portland. Years ago, Luke had a crush on Maggie and Wes is convinced that there was real magic between them, especially after meeting Maggie again at a party where she asks after him. He's convinced that the two meeting again could be the trigger Luke needs to get out of a rut and do something with his life. But it's apparent from that first party scene that not everything is rosy in Wes' life either, and the desire to get away for a while may be.

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