A coming-of-age story set in the faded glory of early 1980s-era Pittsburgh, based on the novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. The story opens with Art Bechstein (Jon Foster) floundering in his newfound post-college freedom, opting to take the job with the least amount of responsibility he can find, while sleep walking through the prep courses that will speed him into a job chosen for him by his father (Nick Nolte). Art's fortunes begin to change when a chance encounter with freshman roommate and part-time drug dealer Mohammed (Omid Abtahi) lands him at a swanky summer party where he falls for the beautifully tipsy Jane Bellweather (Sienna Miller). The two quickly connect over a late-night plate of pie, but Jane's on-again off-again boyfriend Cleveland (Peter Sarsgaard) has other plans for the pair. The film captures the adventures and emotional explorations of three young people trying to find their way in a shifting world. Co-starring Mena Suvari. Official Web Site

Director:

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Cast:

Jon Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sienna Miller, Nick Nolte, Mena Suvari, Omid Abtahi

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 36mins

Release Year:

2008

Country Of Origin:

USA