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Valerie Flake Details

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It's not easy being nice to Valerie Flake (played by [[Performer~P71672~Susan Traylor~susantraylor]]); she has a sharp tongue and a bitterly sarcastic sense of humor that she uses to level nearly everyone in her path, making her rather difficult to comfort after the death of her husband in a motorcycle accident. Valerie takes solace where she can by getting drunk and picking up men; however, she decides she needs some time out and leaves Los Angeles for Palm Springs, where she stays with her parents. A local greengrocer ([[Performer~P72434~Jay Underwood~jayunderwood]]) soon makes it his pet project to find the softer side of Valerie's personality, but his mother ([[Performer~P56711~Christina Pickles~christinapickles]]) senses there's more to her than meets the eye and wants her son to stay away. Traylor's outstanding performance as Valerie is the highlight of this film, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Susan Traylor Best Actress 1999 Nominee

Cast

Susan Traylor
as Valerie Flake
Jay Underwood
as Tim Darnell
Christina Pickles
as Meg Darnell
Peter Michael Goetz
as Douglas Flake
Rosemary Forsyth
as Irene Flake
Terrence Howard
as hitchhiker
Ann Gillespie
as Barbara
Sarah Bibb
as Tammy
Richard Cummings, Jr.
as Rooftop Guard

Crew

John Putch
Director
Robert Tilem
Screenwriter
Mark Putnam
Cinematographer
Alexander Baker
Composer (Music Score)
Clair Marlo
Composer (Music Score)
Gerald Beg
Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Gerrard
Casting
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