REMY AND ARLETTA – Review by Loren King

The coming of age teen friendship indie Remy and Arletta is distinguished by the distinct voice and vision of Micaela Wittman who adapted her recent eponymous novel. Wittman stars in the film as Remy, a floundering high school senior who lives in a shabby motel room with her abusive, alcoholic mother. It’s an unflinching depiction of a pivotal time in the young woman’s life — Remy lives under the erratic tyranny of her religious zealot mother. She has little escape in the oppressive open sprawl of Arizona where Christmas trees are wreaths are sold in a sun-drenched lot.

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