Nate Meyer’s debut feature film “Pretty in the Face” played at numerous festivals back in 2007, including South by Southwest. But at this year’s event, IFC caught up with the writer/director as well as star Robin Tunney to talk about their new film, “See Girl Run.”
The drama focuses on Tunney’s character as she struggles to confront the past choices and decisions which currently define her life. Meyer explained that the experience is a familiar one to people who reach “a certain point in their life and start thinking about choices they’ve made and how life could have been different – or better perhaps.” This questioning leads Tunney’s character to being uncovering past relationships, both romantic and familial, in a trip back to her small town.
Tunney too sees the experience as an increasingly universal one, even referring to it as a type of “pre-mid-life crisis.” The actresses sees social media as playing a large role in the mindset’s prevalence, explaining that “with Facebook and the internet, and keeping up with friends from high school…you’re like ‘Should I have broken up with him? Was that the right choice?’” Ultimately, however, Tunney claimed that “See Girl Run” was about “embracing your life and being a grown up.”
Anyone who spent time with Dick and Jane growing up will recognize the distinctive syntax of the film’s title, but the name also has a “strong thematic implication.” Meyer, cautioning that he did not want to give too much away, explained that “See Girl Run” explores “the idea of a girl or woman running from, towards or away from what’s happening in her life.
What do you think about “See Girl Run?” Are you excited to see Tunney and costar Adam Scott in the David Gordon Green produced film? Tell us in the comments below.