The misadventures of a conceited yet inexperienced Yale student named David (Jonathan Groff), spending his vacation as a farm laborer picking apples in Oregon, get the full indie treatment in director Kyle Patrick Alvarez’ intriguing adaptation of a David Sedaris essay. David is as green a tenderfoot as Buster Keaton or Albert Brooks ever was, especially when he interacts with the curious locals – Dean Stockwell, Corey Stoll, Dale Dickey, and Denis O’Hare, the latter as a god-squadder with a penchant for creating ugly wall clocks made of jade. Filmmaker Alvarez has a talent for dialogue and an eye for the absurdity of the mundane (88 min.).
Director: Kyle Alvarez
Producer: Kyle Alvarez, Cookie Carosella and Stephen Nemeth
Cast: Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell, Casey Wilson, Troian Bellisario, Dale Dickey, Louis Hobson, Eloy Mendez, Sean Ghazi, Dana Millican, Danny Belrose and Lara Baker