Greener Mountains

Synopsis: Greener Mountains is the coming of age story of JP Barton, an adopted boy raised on a throwback Vermont family resort. Since being found as an infant by the mercurial aging owner, JP has essentially never left the resort grounds. But with the arrival of a young, free spirited New York artist, Alice Flynn, his sheltered life is suddenly turned upside down. Her arrival, plus a convergence of events, propels JP on a bumpy ride of self-discovery. It's not until JP accepts who he is, that he realizes what's most important to him. As a result he is finally able to win Alice and in the process save the resort. Greener Mountains is a story of finding out where you belong in the world and discovering that who you are is often more than enough.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Lee Shallat Chemel
Production: North 45 Films
  1 win.
89 min


( crickets chirping )


What's wrong?

Oh, nothing. Oh.

I was just thinking. I...

I always thought I was going

to outlive this old oak.

( chuckles )

700 years old and I think

I'm gonna outlast it.

If that isn't human conceit,

I don't know what is.

Well, you still might.

And it still might rain

Johnnie Walker in April.

I also always thought

you'd be taking over this place.

I can't.

I know.

I know.

I know.

( acoustic guitar strumming )


The lake, it moves.

Sometimes it quivers,

like it's filled with

a feeling it can't express.

That's 'cause it has no outlet.

It's fed by a deep unsounded crevice.

Hey, bug.

Want to help me out?

- Sure.

- All right.

I want you to see if you can find

any dirty glasses hanging around.

Okay, then, uh, are we going fishing?

Yeah. We're gonna be

eating perch till Christmas.

( laughs )

Very funny.

- Oh, man.

- ( bell rings )

Oh. Hey, I think there's

some more dirty glasses...


Life's funny sometimes.

You never know what tiny turn of events

is gonna tilt your

entire life on its axis.

( chuckles )

I'm J...

...P... oh my God!

Oh, I'm sorry.

- That's my fault.

- I... oh, I'm such a dork.

I'll get it.

Are these yours?

- Yeah, but they...

- They're really good.


Oh, thank you.

I've never been here before.


It's pretty amazing.

Do you want a little tour?

Yeah, that'd be great.

I mean, if you're not too busy...

No! No. No.

Welcome to Barton's.


You're welcome.

Are you sure you don't

want me to get something?

- I got it. It's fine.

- Okay.

- This is the lake.

- Girl:
Look at the duck!

Look at the duck!

( Sighs )

It's beautiful.

It's bottomless.

Jacques Cousteau came here in 1968

and swam down to this crevice

and almost got lost.

Yeah, so...

Here's a little secret.

You really do only have

one soulmate alive.

Oh sure, you can find

a decent backup along the way.

But, oh, you're gonna be

kicking yourself the rest of your life

if you didn't do

everything in your power

to grab 'em when you had the chance.

Yeah, a lot of things

I don't know how to do.

Is that poison Ivy?

- No, that is.

- ( shrieks )

Thank you.

Oh my God, this tree.

Yeah, the old oak.

How old is this tree?

Uh, 700 years, give or take.


( sighs deeply )

My sister always

gives it to me straight.

So I was kind of dreading

the conversation,

but when I finally

talked to her, she said,

"Alice, you know what you got to do."

So I finally got the courage

to break up with him

and move out.

And that's why I'm here.

- Cure your broken heart.

- No, mm-mmm!

To clear my head, so I don't make

any more stupid choices about men.

(Muffled ) This is so good.

Real Vermont cheddar cheese soup,

every single Friday

come rain or apocalypse.

( piano playing )

So what about you?

- About what?

- Well... who are you?

What do you do when you're not here...

when you're not up here working?

- What do you mean?

- Well, what do you do?

I mean... Hey, bug!

You got to meet someone. Come here.


Hey, bug, Alice.

You should have seen me today, J.P.

I got four perch this big.

Aww, man, I wish

I could have gone with you.

Want to go fishing tomorrow?

Yeah sure, maybe if we go real early.

Let me help you out with that, bug.

( clears throat )

So this is Alice.

She's from New York.

Yup. Pleasure to meet you, bug.

But she's not coming fishing.

Uh-uh, that's just me and you, bug.

Fishing is just me and you.

He loves sunglasses.

There was

a time in my life...

All right, we've got art, temporary art,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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