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The Exploding Girl Details

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Ivy (Zoe Kazan of Zoe Kazan) returns home to Brooklyn for her summer break from college. She misses her boyfriend, and calls him frequently, but they can't quite seem to connect. She spends a lot of time with her longtime friend, Al (Mark Rendall of Mark Rendall). Al clearly has a longstanding crush on Ivy, about which he's never done anything, probably out of some combination of fear and respect for their friendship. His confusion is exacerbated when, due to family circumstances, he's forced to stay with Ivy and her mother (Maryann Urbano) during his break from school. As the summer goes on, Ivy deals with her epilepsy and the slow, painful dissolution of her relationship, while Al starts to look for love in other directions. Bradley Rust Gray wrote and directed The Exploding Girl, while his wife, So Yong Kim, served as a producer. Fans of the Cure will recognize the title as a play on their song "The Exploding Boy," the flip side of "In Between Days," which was the title of Kim's directorial debut, on which Gray served as co-writer and producer. The Exploding Girl had its North American premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was shown in the World Narrative Competition. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

  • Release date:March 12, 2010

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Karin Chien Producers Award 2009 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Karin Chien John Cassavetes Award 2010 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Ben Howe John Cassavetes Award 2010 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards So Yong Kim John Cassavetes Award 2010 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Bradley Rust Gray John Cassavetes Award 2010 Nominee

Crew

Bradley Rust Gray
Director
Ben Howe
Producer
Bradley Rust Gray
Producer
Karin Chien
Producer
So Yong Kim
Producer
Bradley Rust Gray
Screenwriter
Bradley Rust Gray
Editor
So Yong Kim
Editor
Billfield Cheng
Executive Producer
Lars Knudsen
Executive Producer
Jay Van Hoy
Executive Producer
Susan Shopmaker
Casting
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