3 Nights in the Desert

Synopsis: THE BIG CHILL meets THE GRADUATE. What could have been? What might have been? Reunions can be exciting, frustrating, exhilarating, nostalgic, one life given over to practicality while another chases lost dreams. Set against the majestic landscape of the desert, three estranged friends and former band mates "celebrate" turning 30, carrying their hopes, unresolved wounds and intertwined romantic baggage, in this hysterically funny and poignant look at lost loves, forgotten dreams and missed opportunity of three young adults in the final stages of giving up their youth.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Gabriel Cowan
Production: Monterey Media Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Mm, Premier Exec.

I should have known that.

You gotta earn the

unlimited domestic upgrades.

I can see that.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, this is great.

The best is the story

of when I got it.

I was this close, and

I realized it at work.

And all of a sudden I

just got up from my desk

and flew to Seattle

for lunch and back just

to earn my status.

The f*ck am I sitting here with?


that was fucking great, man.

You liked when I softened up

at the end of the verse?


That was genius.

All right.

Hold on, hold on.

I gotta write this down.

No, let's just do it again.

Don't write the fucker down.

Let's do it again, come on.

Give me the ball.


been in the grip of love.

Intimately acquainted

with T-Rex.

So dive into a deed.

I've been fed up.

I mean, I've had enough

terrors in my sleep.

You're the only one I need.


that soft wind hits

me from the south.

Oh, how I...

So I was going across camps.

I see this guy with

his piercing blue eyes.

He's got the frosted tips.


He's got a lot of gel in it.

It's looking like a real,

you know, a douche bag.


And I said to myself, Anna,

you must know this man.

He was the scholarship kid.

He was dropping $50

on a hair stylist.

That's a tool.

Every girl wanted to be with you

and every guy wanted to be you.

And we got high just

being around you.

Yeah, that's because

I gave you drugs.

That's true.

Speaking of which, um, hello?


We met that day too.

You weren't there.

I guess my first impressions

don't set rivers on fire,

but I'm a slow boil.

Come on, I was sexy, right?

Say yes.


Tonight is all about you, dude.

Happy birthday.

It's you're night.


Tomorrow Anna.

What about you?

No, I'm good.

You guys coming out

here is plenty for me.

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