Spare and elliptical, BRIGHT ANGEL sets a violent coming-of-age story against the bleak backdrop of the modern American West.
George Russell (Dermot Mulroney), a handsome, aimless young man, is going through a bad time. His parents (Sam Shepard and Valerie Perrine) have separated acrimoniously, and his mother has disappeared after hitting the road with another man. His father becomes increasingly morose and
uncommunicative, and his own future stretches before him like a long spell of desolate road.
Into this depressing picture saunters Lucy (Lili Taylor), an enigmatic drifter who strikes George as impossibly sophisticated and desirable. The two team up to ...