Sweet but inconsequential, this eccentric wedge of childhood whimsy benefits from a strong, delicate performance by child actress Evan Rachel Wood. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania in the late '60s, the precocious, lonely Harriet Frankovitz (Wood)
wants nothing more than to get away. She fantasizes about boarding a flying carpet, tunneling to China and even being abducted by a UFO: Anything to escape Mac's Indian Village, the kitsch roadside motel run by her alcoholic mom (Cathy Moriarty) and trampy older sister Gwen (Mary Stuart
Masterson). Harriet finds a friend in Ricky (Kevin Bacon), a 30-year-old man-child en route to a home for the retarded, but their innocen...