Hannah Tucker
July 06, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Gleefully oblivious to the late-’70s malaise that surrounds them, teens (including Joan of Arcadia‘s Jason Ritter and The O.C.‘s Autumn Reeser) in Shelbyville, Tenn., anxiously await a visit from a homegrown movie star in Our Very Own. While Janney is compelling as the wife of an alcoholic (Carradine), first-time writer-director Cameron Watson clutters the film with quirky characters and superfluous story lines. The resulting portrait of Shelbyville — Watson’s hometown — is charmingly nostalgic but only sporadically engaging. EXTRAS None. B

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