Stay the Same Never Change
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Stay the Same Never Change
Artist/filmmaker Laurel Nakadate takes the helm for her first feature film, an audacious, non-linear drama revolving around the solitary lives of a tenuously connected group of young women from the American heartland. Shot in Kansas City and set in the actual homes of the amateur cast-members, Stay the Same Never Change tells the story of regular people seeking something more out of life. Their lives bursting at the seems with quiet desire, the young women each aspire to create new lives for themselves, or simply stretch out to grab opportunities that are perpetually just out of reach. ~ Jason… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The provocative pic, often disturbingly absorbing from moment to moment, registers as considerably less than the sum of its parts."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"An alluring and exotic look at the desires of lonely and bored teenage girls caught and carried away by their powerful desires for love and human connection."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Shines a light on an artist's prurient, shamelessly exploitative, and attention-grabbing instincts."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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