Fourteen year old Henrietta—Henri for short—longs for everything she doesn't have. Looking down a road that turns bad instead of right, Henri (Addie Land) and her mother Kate (Cara Seymour) are forced to move in with her grandmother (Lynn Cohen) in a leaking shack on the edge of town. Henri is hell bent on finding a way out. At the same time, Henri meets a boy at school, Chat Turly (Noah Fleiss), and becomes infatuated with his seemingly ideal wealthy family. Henri overlooks some of the curious behavior she witnesses at the Turlys', choosing instead to see what she wants to see as she tries desperately to become a part of the family. When Henri can no longer ignore the severe flaws in Chat's home life, she comes to appreciate what she does have in a new light. Set in the Pacific Northwest, director Enid Zentelis' humorous and poignant feature debut explores family, love and envy.
|Mary Kay Place|