Starlet Sean Baker's singular little ultra-indie is a strikingly unsentimental study in female friendship between unmoored souls in L.A.'s bleached, glamour-challenged San Fernando Valley. The relationship… Starlet Sean Baker's singular little ultra-indie is a strikingly unsentimental study in female friendship between unmoored souls in L.A.'s bleached, glamour-challenged San Fernando Valley. The relationship… 2012-11-09 Unrated PT104M Unrated Dree Hemingway Besedka Johnson Music Box Films
Movie Review

Starlet (2012)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
VALLEY OF THE STARS Besedka Johnson and Dree Hemingway form an unlikely friendship in Starlet
Image credit: Augusta Quirk
VALLEY OF THE STARS Besedka Johnson and Dree Hemingway form an unlikely friendship in Starlet
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Nov 09, 2012; Rated: Unrated; Length: 104 Minutes; Genre: Unrated; With: Dree Hemingway and Besedka Johnson; Distributor: Music Box Films

Sean Baker's singular little ultra-indie is a strikingly unsentimental study in female friendship between unmoored souls in L.A.'s bleached, glamour-challenged San Fernando Valley. The relationship between twentysomething Jane (Dree Hemingway, the fresh-faced daughter of Mariel), relatively new in town, and eightysomething SoCal oldtimer Sadie (Besedka Johnson, an amazing nonpro discovery) unfolds with a matter-of-fact integrity that accepts all personal quirks, weaknesses, and sorrows as human and worthy of love. A–
Originally posted Nov 20, 2012 Published in issue #1235 Nov 30, 2012 Order article reprints
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