I cherished “”What Lies West,” an Indie movie starring two very totally different however likeable younger girls in a coming of age story. Nicolette (performed by Nicolette Ellis) is a well-liked 22-year-old who’s a current faculty graduate. She majored in appearing, however isn’t fairly prepared to move to L.A. along with her associates. We study that Nicolette’s not fairly over the ache her boyfriend Alex (Jack Vincenty) inflicted when he married another person.
Alex nonetheless tries to maintain Nicolette on his string, however reneges on a promise to rent her on the Sonoma Valley vineyard he runs for his household. As an alternative, he affords to seek out a picture marketing consultant to additional her appearing desires. This could give her an “edge” over different aspiring actresses heading for Hollywood. Nicolette strikes in along with her dad and mom, however her plans for a soothing summer season are overturned by her involved mom.
Nicolette as Nanny
Her mother finds Nicolette a summer season job as a Nanny/child sitter for Chloe (Chloe Moore), a 16-year-old loner. Chloe’s mother is an over-anxious single mother or father who received’t let her daughter keep residence alone whereas she’s working. The polar reverse of the outgoing Nicolette, Chloe refuses to simply accept her affords of friendship.
The tenacious Nicolette retains making an attempt to interrupt by way of Chloe’s defensive shell, and eventually finds a technique to bond along with her by becoming a member of the teenager on her hikes. As these hikes develop longer and longer, Nicolette discovers that Chloe has a bigger plan. Her objective for the summer season is to hike the again roads of Sonoma County to the Pacific Ocean, about 60 miles, and again. All with out her mother discovering out.
Since Nicolette can be on the lookout for a problem to assist her “stand out” from the pack, (per the picture marketing consultant) she embraces the journey, planning to doc it on social media. When Chloe’s mother, a yoga teacher, leaves for a 4-day enterprise retreat, the 2 younger girls begin climbing to the coast.
What Lies West
“What Lies West” options naturalistic, plausible performances by its two younger leads. Their fears and insecurities emerge, together with their desires, after they begin speaking candidly with one another. Nicolette is the niece of author/director Jessica Ellis, and the real looking interactions between moms and daughters seemingly stems from their relationship.
Sionne Elise, Beverly Simmons, Jeff Prater, and Anna Peterson are additionally featured within the forged. The lovingly photographed film features cinematography by Sean Carroll, and is produced by Sean Carroll and Jennifer S. Miliman and edited by Matt Coleshill. “What Lies West” is obtainable on digital platforms and DVD from Ardour River Movies Could 11.