Confessions Of An American Girl

25/12/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2005
  |  88 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Comedy about a pregnant teenager, Rena Grubb (Jena Malone), who vows to escape the squalid trailer park that she calls home with a little help from the father she barely knows. If her living situation wasn't bad enough, Rena's frustration is exacerbated when she is rejected by her boyfriend (Erik von Detten) and forced to bring up her child alone. Rena realises that the only chance her child has for happiness is the love of a stable family, so she convinces her mother (Michelle Forbes) to drive her family to the annual prison picnic in hopes that she can hold her family together for a bright future. Surrounded by barbed wires and high fences, Rena slowly begins to understand both her father's plight and the important role she can play in giving her child everything that she never had in life.