There are a lot of films that come out, some big some small, many that you can easily forget, then there are a few with that certain charm and sense of awareness that just warm your heart, enter Dear Lemon Lima. A number of “smaller” films now-a-days aren’t even given the chance at theaters because they can’t compete with all the remakes, sequels and 3D remakes and sequels. Therefore they may get released in theaters, but you may not be able to find those theaters, or they’re only there for one weekend. Luckily, we now we have VOD and NetFlix and the possibility of just about any film at our fingertips.
Check out the trailer and more about how to find it below…
If there is one film you pay to stream, download, or whatever your preference, make it Dear Lemon Lima. It’s a quirky film about one girl’s journey through her first love, first heartbreak and developing her first great friendships — with a number of dark twists and fine performances it’s the best of the “small indies” coming out right now. The film even has 2011 Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award winner Melissa Leo.
It features an ensemble cast of impressive up-and-comers including Meaghan Jette Martin (Mean Girls 2, Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2), Vanessa Marano (Gilmore Girls, Dexter), Elaine Hendrix (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion), Beth Grant (Little Miss Sunshine) and as previously mentioned Melissa Leo (The Fighter). The film was directed by filmmaker Suzi Yoonessi, and won Outstanding Performance in Narrative Competition at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.
The film is set to be released in limited theaters and on VOD on March 4th, 2011.
Don’t miss it! I recommend staying at home and watching it from your sofa with a hearty beverage in hand.