Nothing Special

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 2010
  • Running time: 100 min
A dark and funny tale of an ambitious young woman at a crucial turning point in her career and her relationship with her bi-polar mother. Louise (Julia Garcia Combs) is an insurance underwriter living in Los Angeles with her mother, May (Karen Black),... read more
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A dark and funny tale of an ambitious young woman at a crucial turning point in her career and her relationship with her bi-polar mother. Louise (Julia Garcia Combs) is an insurance underwriter living in Los Angeles with her mother, May (Karen Black), who has recently been evicted from her Section 8 apartment after the building was condemned. May's shaky grip on reality begins to loosen when she becomes aware of the close relationship between Louise and her trailblazing boss, Catherine (Barbara Bain), whom Louise admires and adores. Catherine is secretly fighting cancer and has an estranged relationship with her own daughter, and reaches out to Louise as a surrogate. At the same time, Catherine is pushing Louise to accept a big promotion, which will compel Louise to relocate to New York. Things heat up when May and Catherine meet by chance on Mother's Day and an alarming confrontation ensues. Throw into the mix a budding romance between Louise and the local bartender, and we find ourselves in the midst of a gripping story of the joys and heartaches of mother-daughter relationships, and the intense emotional lives of three remarkable women living in the shadow of the Hollywood sign.

Original Release

01/01/2010

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Cast

Directors

Angela Garcia Combs

Writers

Angela Garcia Combs

Cast

Karen Black May
Barbara Bain Catherine
Julia Garcia Combs Louise
David Hardie Marcus
Carlos De Antonis Carlos
Marianne J. Murphy Doris
Eve Macklin Dream Girl
Mayank Bhatter Restaurant Patron
Hedo Davis Police Officer #1
Fred Gaines Jr. Office Worker
Jerald Garner Super Market Patron
Carl McDowell SqueegeeMan / Homeless Guy
The Peculiar Pretzelmen Band
Franklin Ruehl Party Guest
Taigtus Woods Awaiting Patient #1
Mauhan Zonoozy Restaurant Patron
Janelle Blake Dancer
Nina Harada Grocery Store Checker
Tina King Restaurant Patron
Chau Luu Restaurant Patron

Producers

Editors

Jill D'Agnenica

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