Director: Steve Collins
Runtime: 98 minutes
In a performance both brilliant and funny, Courtney Davis plays Gretchen Finkle, a clueless high-school misfit whose bulky pastel sweaters mark her as the local loser. Alas, an obsession with Ricky Marichino (John Merriman), a stunning specimen of underachievement, soon lands her a stay at a center for emotional growth. Dubbed the “female Napoleon Dynamite” by many film critics, Steve Collins’s melancholy, off-kilter satire of adolescence and small-town eccentricity was named Best Dramatic Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.