Girlfriend

From Wayne-Lauren.

Evan is a young man with Down syndrome who lives with his mother in a poor, working-class town hit hard by the recent economic recession. When he unexpectedly comes into a large amount of money, Evan uses it to romantically pursue Candy, a girl from town whom he has loved since high school.

Candy, now a barely-employed single mom, is facing financial debt, possible eviction, and the inability to rid herself of Russ, her abusive and volatile ex-boyfriend. In no position to turn down Evan’s offers of financial support, Candy hesitantly accepts his gifts, which causes the pair to enter a complicated emotional entanglement.

When Russ catches on to Candy and Evan’s relationship, all three of them become intertwined in a complex triangle of secrets, jealousy and revenge. Despite his many hardships and the seeming impossibility of Candy being able to return his love, Evan struggles to remain a resilient, pure embodiment of human compassion.

URL: http://girlfriendmotionpicture.com/
Directors: Justin Lerner
Writers: Justin Lerner
Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Shannon Woodward, Amanda Plummer, Evan Sneider
Categories: Drama
Tags: 100 monkeys, Down syndrome, toronto film festival

Other Movies

Exitno6_large

Exit No. 6

Exit No. 6 is a place where anything is possible… One summer Van Dine, an urban Jedi, teams up with his buddies Vance, Fion and Vivian to investigate a series of mysterious incidents involving disa...

Frolic_poster_new_v4.2

The Frolic

A prison psychologist uncovers a deadly supernatural force in one of his inmate patients leading him to his breaking point.

Tradesmen%20poster%202

The Tradesmen: Making an Art of Work

Even though they build the foundations for our lives, the skilled blue collar worker is not properly dignified in today’s American service based economy.

Minotaur%20poster%201080_2012

Dante's Inferno

A dark travelogue of the underworld - set against an all-too-familiar urban backdrop of used car lots, gated communities, strip malls, and the U.S. Capitol.

Behind Closed Doors

The story of four women struggling to reconcile violence within the psychiatric system.