Middle of Nowhere
Image Entertainment / 2008 / 96 Minutes / Rated R
Former actor turned director, John Stockwell has made a career out of directing quirky independent films since his critically received 2001 drama, 'Crazy/Beautiful' starring Kirsten Dunst. In 'Middle of Nowhere', the director finds equal footing in another character drama starring Eva Amurri, Anton Yelchin, Justin Chatwin, Willa Holland, and most notably, Susan Sarandon.
The film surrounds a pair of co-workers at a small-town water park. Dorian (Yelchin), a troubled teen is shipped off by his foster parents to the small-town home of his uncle for the summer where he meets Grace (Amurri) and her self-absorbed mother, Rhonda (Sarandon). Rhonda, has decided to invest in her younger sister future as a teen beauty queen, rather than Grace's future as a doctor. This is where Dorian hatches a scheme to make money for med school by dealing pot on the side.
Mildly entertaining with no real standout performances, extras include cast interviews, deleted scenes and trailers.