David has it all figured out. His plan—more a Steinbeckian dream—is to spend his summer working on an apple farm in Oregon with his best friend, Jennifer. When she bails out on him, David is left to dirty his hands alone, watched over by Hobbs, the old farm owner and the first in a series of questionable mentors he encounters. First there’s Curly, the friendly forklift operator with a unique hobby, and then Jon, the born-again rock hound who helps David in a time of need. This first film adaptation of David Sedaris’s work tells the story of a prideful young man and what’s left of him after all he believes is chipped away piece by piece.
Sundance Film Festival (2013)
“Heartbreaking.” —Peter Debruge, Variety
“Offers one lovely, heartfelt scene after another.” —Tim Grierson, Screen Daily
“Fans of David Sedaris will be thrilled.” —Alonso Duralde, The Wrap