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'Admittedly, the young man fleeing in terror from the responsibilities of adulthood is a very common figure in movies these days. But I always had trouble fully identifying with these sorts of on-screen characters – they tend to be thoroughly romanticized and portrayed as fun and soulful. Usually, the arrested adolescent is redeemed in some implausible way that magically resolves his inner conflicts, most often via some infinitely wise and patient woman. This does not really jibe with my experience.

Director Andrew Semans on his new film, Nancy Please, which thankfully busts the loser-boy-redeemed-by-the-fantasy-girl’s-gentle-understanding plot.

-jessica h.

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