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Starlet

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VALLEY OF THE STARS Besedka Johnson and Dree Hemingway form an unlikely friendship in Starlet
Augusta Quirk

Starlet

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/09/12
performer:
Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson
director:
Sean Baker
distributor:
Music Box Films
genre:
Unrated

We gave it an A-

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?