Writer-director Lisanne Skyler and her sister, co-writer and actress Tristine Skyler, have done something more interesting than simply adapt three Joyce Carol Oates short stories into the usual anthology film format. They've taken three tales from her collection
and woven them into a smooth, thematically cohesive film about family, guilt, deferred dreams and loneliness. Sixteen-year-old Judith (Heather Matarazzo) and her older brother Wesley (Zach Braff) are stuck at a seedy small-town bus station, waiting for the late afternoon buses that
will take Judith back to the girls' home and Wesley back to college. They've been visiting their mother Trix (Bebe ...