The Oranges

Synopsis: In conservative West Orange, New Jersey, the Ostroff and Walling families are very close. David Walling and Terry Ostroff are inseparable best friends and run together everyday. David has problems with his wife, Paige. He frequently sleeps alone in his office. Their daughter, Vanessa, is frustrated because she has not succeeded in her career as a designer. Their son, Toby, is moving to China on a temporary assignment. Terry's wife, Cathy, ignores him. Their daughter Nina moved to San Francisco five years ago. Near Thanksgiving, Nina's boyfriend Ethan betrays her at his birthday party and Nina returns to her parents house. Nina argues with her mother and draws closer to David. Soon they have an affair and fall in love, turning the lives of the people close to them upside-down.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Julian Farino
Production: ATO Pictures
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Or at least those parts

that were out of

her mother's cell phone range.


Happy birthday, sweetie!

- Happy birthday!

- Happy birthday, Nina

It's David and Paige.

Vanessa's here too.

It's true. I'm here.

Hey, Ethan.

I think Nina's fucking parents

are on the phone.

I didn't know I was having

a party. It was a surprise.

Honey, we can't hear you.

Ethan threw me

a surprise party.

It's so great.

Did you guys get

the pictures I sent?

Yes, we did.

More young men should have earrings

in their face.

What? I'm sorry, I can't

hear you. Am I on speaker?

Nina, what day are you

flying in for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving. Mom, um...

Uh, I don't think I'm gonna

make it for Thanksgiving.

Ethan's photography show's

next weekend, and it's a big deal.

Sweetie, we haven't

seen you for two years.

You haven't been home

in five years.

Since we visited you.

That's a long time.


Can you take me

off speaker, please?

Sorry, sweetie,

I'd have to disconnect you

to take you off speaker -

it's a very complex system.


Look, you're not

gonna like this, but...

Ethan and I

are getting married.

He proposed two weeks ago

on his birthday.

He took me out to Baker Beach,

which overlooks

the Golden Gate Bridge,

and he got down on one knee

and everything.

- He proposed on his birthday?

- I don't understand.

I'm in love with him.

That's really great,

sweetie, but...

You're only 24 years old.

Nobody gets married

at 24 anymore.

People get married

when they're 17.

Not white girls

from New Jersey.

- Shh!

- Would you listen to yourself?

No, you listen -

you have made some

very questionable decisions

in your life.

Please don't add to the list

by marrying some loser kid

with zero future.

OK. I have an idea.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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