Writer-director Jonah Markowitz's low-key coming-of-age/coming-out story isn't particularly original, but it does feature subtle performances and a vivid sense of place.
Coastal San Pedro's wealthy residents, like Gabe (Ross Thomas), live in handsome mansions overlooking the ocean. Its struggling, working-class families inhabit the cramped ranch houses lining its charmless downtown streets; Gabe's best friend, aspiring artist Zach (Trevor Wright) is one of them. Gabe, a hard-partying college student, is already well on his way to leaving town, just like his older brother, novelist and screenwriter Shaun (Brad Rowe), had done before him. Zach, who desperately...