Synopsis: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Olivia Silver
Production: Film Movement
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Hey, Griz!


Come on, Griz.

You should be up already.

- Come on.

- Wait.


You might be getting

a real one of those soon.



But let's bring him anyway.

Would you give me a hand with this,

Caroline, instead of your hair?

Come on, Griz.

We're late.

Well, sunshine will

stay with us this afternoon.

Temperatures top out

into the middle 80s.

That's some 20 degrees... I still don't

get why we can't bring Vincent.

Where should we put him,

Nat-man? Your lap?

Yes, please.

Not as warm...

- because clouds will be...

- Mom'll bring him.

When exactly?

About 10 days, give or take.

Is she taking

a Boeing 747 or 747SP?

Oh, SP.

There's only one of those,

and it's in the United Arab Emirates.

How'd you get so smart,


Say bye to your house, guys.

Bye, house.

So they're hiking for days,

all tied to each other

on a rope.

They're exhausted.

They're starving.

They can barely keep up

with this old Chang guy.


they climb one

last, huge ridge.

And you guys will never guess

what they see next.

- An elephant. - Kristy Murphy

using the flatiron she stole.

A swimming pool?

Bingo. Griz got it.

Speaking of, you nerds realize you're going

to be the proud new owners of a pool, right?

- With a... With a slide?

- If you're lucky.

So listen. So what Conway actually sees

is a mountain city...

so beautiful, so perfect,

it's like paradise, or heaven even.

And they're...

Hey, Griz, You wanna

hear about Shangri-La?

How's Harrison?

He's so-so.

Probably wondering what he's doing

hanging out with a 12-year-old.

Well smile, Harrison.

You're headed for sunshine

300 days a year.

I love this music.

Feed me.

I'm hungry. I'm hungry.

I'm very hungry.


Hey, Nat-Man!


She's a natural, folks.


Look at all these porkers.

If you listen close, you can hear

the diabetes setting in.

Hey, porkers!


What? What?

C... Cut it out.

Three bucks for yogurt when you

can get meat for a buck, 99.

I wouldn't call that "meat."

Dad, I hate fast food.

Just like your mother.

Little Miss Organic.

How'd I get the one kid in America

who hates fast food?

I don't know.

- Did you make any friends at camp?

- A few.

- Did you tell them about

your big move? - No.

- Why not? - I wasn't sure if

it was really gonna happen.

It's happening, Griz.

It's happening.

So Mom's okay with it now?

We'll see. Your mom doesn't

see California the way I do,

but she doesn't know it like I do.

They got a great

community garden out there.

She's gonna be able to keep

doing her volunteer thing.

Why'd she have to go to Aunt Deedee's

right before we left?

I haven't seen her in, like,

four weeks and three days.

I know, honey.

It'll just be a few more.

Forget about it.

No, no.

That's not accurate.

No. I've been clear

about this for months.

The 27th.

Talk to Gibbs in H.R.

That's who I spoke to.

Let me write something,

or I'll drop this on your head.

- You'll see her in nine days.

- Her and Fluffy?

Natty, I do not think that fish is

gonna survive Mom's suitcase.

Don't be silly. She's gonna put

plastic wrap over the bowl.

Okay, that'll work.

Ew! Ew! Ew! I really doubt you'll be

saying that for long.

No, no, no!

Don't! Give it! Oh, my...

There's something wrong

with this kid.

I know.

He sleeps with a rock.

It's a meteorite, dummy.

Plus, you sleep with a rabbit.

I don't get why you're obsessed

with that Noah weirdo.

I don't get why you're obsessed

with that piece of sh*t.

- Do you have to swear? - I forgot I was

in the presence of Miss Righteous.

Caroline's gonna get married.

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