Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.
Director: Shana Feste
Writer: Shana Feste
Stars: Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Fonda
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Shana Feste teams up with a star-studded cast anchored by Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga in Boundaries, a story about a mother, her awkward son, her estranged father and the road trip of a lifetime.
Shana Feste’s genuinely personal story of family and friends follows Laura (Farmiga) a struggling single mother in her thirties who has an extraordinary love for stray dogs and cats. She lives with her maladjusted yet exceptionally talented 14-year-old son Henry (MacDougall), who has just been expelled from school for drawing a naked portrait of his principal, among other things. In order to get Jack into an art school where he can thrive, she strikes a deal with her estranged, pot-dealing misfit of a father Jack (Plummer) who has just been kicked out of yet another nursing home for his nefarious activities. If Laura drives Jack to California, Jack will give her the money she needs for Henry’s tuition. But the road trip veers off course quickly and often when Jack decides to make a couple of stops to visit his art-forging friend (Lloyd) and old Hollywood client (Fonda), and Henry asks to see his deadbeat dad Leonard (Cannavale).
Shana Feste wrote this movie from her heart. He dad was a pot dealer, card sharp, 6 time married with multi-kids, charismatically immoral gent (he also appears in the movie buying weed from Plummer). Shana said that he paid her entire college tuition via illicit activities, “I would get packages delivered to my dorm with thousands of dollars of cash.” It is also an animal rescue story – Both Shana and her dad were fanatics for strays. During their real road-trip, they started off with 3 dogs and ended up with 7. And, there are animals – cats, dogs, fish, etc. – aplenty in the film. (Shana’s own personal rescue dog plays a big role in the film and is willing to fly anywhere for interviews).
– The National Marijuana News