The ghost of Carson McCullers hangs over this heavy-handed tale of class conflict and the coming of age of a bright, disaffected 10-year-old Devon (Mischa Barton) in a sterile gated Louisiana community called Camelot Gardens. Devon's prosperous,
hypocritical parents (Christopher MacDonald, Kathleen Quinlan) are obsessed with appearances and try to push her into activities with potential for Junior League social brown-nosing, like selling Girl Scout cookies and befriending popular girls her own age. But Devon, whose character has been
shaped by frequent bouts with heart disease, is inclined to morbid flights of fancy and instead strikes up a friendship with Trent (S...