Synopsis: In a nameless, suburban American town, the smell of barbeque fills the air as Fourth of July celebrations move from a hot summer day into night. Joe, a man who works hard and travels a lot, leaves his family behind for the holiday, citing a business trip. Abigayle, his precocious daughter, is left to tend to her ill mother and manage the house on her own, yet again. Seeking just enough attention to get her through another night of her lonely responsibilities, she turns to Dexter, a former high school basketball star whose best days are behind him. And while Abigayle is out with Dexter, Joe is quietly spending time around town with June, a young man he met online who's struggling to accept himself. And for just this night, the small world that these four live in will become even smaller, though the freedom they experience has never been so dangerous, fleeting and honest.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Joshua Sanchez
Production: 306 Releasing
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
75 min


Hey, June.

Come have some food.

I think I'm gonna go

watch the fireworks.

You want to go out?

Yeah, I'm gonna go out.


Call if you need anything.


How you gonna satisfy me?

Uh, not like that.

Listen Dexter, I gotta go.


Look, I'll talk to you later.


Dexter! You in there?!

You better get some ribs

while there's some left!

No, ma. I'm good.

Fucking mirrors, man.





On time.

Plaid shirt.

No one is here.

Okay. Cool.


Hi there.


My God...

What a wasteland.

My car.

Oh, yeah. Okay.

You okay?

Yeah, yeah...

I used to shop here.

It was a Marshall's. Anyway...

Oh, okay. Well...


Let's go.

So, on the road.


I love driving.

Driving gotta be the most

America thing there is.

You having a good

Fourth of July?

Yeah. It's fine.

Fourth of July.

- Like apple pie.

- Huh?


You said it was the most

American thing there is.

Like apple pie.

Oh... Yeah.

We might be able to see

some fireworks tonight.


It's the Fourth of July...

Fireworks everywhere.

It's illegal here.


That's the other American thing.


Breaking the law.

You know,

we're breaking the law.

We are?

This state still

has adultery laws.

We're having an affair?

So do I look like

the sound of my voice?

Yeah, I guess.

This how you imagined me?

Yeah, I guess.

I didn't really

imagine anything.

You look a lot like

I imagined you.

You're a cutie.


I was thinking we could

go see a movie tonight.

Oh, yeah?

What's your favorite?

I don't really

have any favorites.

Come on, you have to have

a favorite movie.

I haven't thought about it much.

I'd have to think about it.

You're like an expert.

I feel stupid.

C'mon. Don't be scared of me.

You're not intimidated

by me, are you?

I like Truman Capote.

Minor, minor, minor.

Well, what are your

favorite books?

No. Tell me more of yours.

I was just joking.

Breakfast at Tiffany's -

that was a great book.

Gore Vidal?

Do you read

any straight writers?

You gotta be proud of yourself.

You gotta believe in yourself.

You say 'I like Truman Capote',

say 'I LOVE Truman Capote'.

Say it with force.

Say it with flare.

Present yourself.

Make people listen.

You gotta come out

from behind that computer.

- You with me?

- Okay.

You need some confidence,

some cockiness.

A little America.

I don't really like America.

America has done

a lot of bad things.

Who hasn't?

It's just by

wanting to be the best.

Okay. No more politics.

You're making me angry.


I'm gonna give you the most

American Fourth of July

you've ever had.

What do you have

to say about that?

It's all about excess!

Being big! Being loud!

You with me?!


That's better.

I don't scream.

That's not my style.

On the count of three.

1, 2, 3...

I see. Okay.

We'll make you scream

a little later.

You are not coming over.

You're picking me up!

I have work to do.

I gotta be here

when my dad calls.

At a conference in Boston.

Hold on.

Dexter, I gotta go.


What time is it?

Almost there.


Sure you don't want anything?

Yeah. I'm pretty full.

When did you eat?

Before I left.

What did you have?

Just, you know...

Hot dog, whatever.

One hot dog?


How are you full on one hot dog?

I'm okay.

So why did they name you June?

Were you supposed to be

conceived in June?

No, I was supposed

to be born in June.


Yeah, well...

I was born in April.

I was six weeks premature.

I was supposed to be

born in June,

so they named me June.

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Christopher Shinn

Christopher Shinn is an American playwright. His play Dying City (2006) was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Where Do We Live (2004) won the 2005 Obie Award, Playwriting. more…

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