CREVE COEUR, MO. (aka Broken Heart, Missouri)
LOGLINE: A passionate and lonely young girl explores three generations of love stories and the darker side of the white-picket fence to ultimately find herself in this hilarious and heartfelt window into Middle America.
CREVE COEUR, MO. is a dark comedy/dramedy that follows the story of 16-year-old Alex Lawry as she struggles to find beauty and romance in small-town Missouri in the early 90's. With only her reluctantly platonic guy pal, Jesse, to share her woes, Alex engages in various exploits in an attempt to escape her mundane life. Along the way, she must contend with her bizarrely dysfunctional family, a clique of bitchy high school girls, and a dalliance with the local bad-boy rocker. When a major crisis confronts her family, Alex comes to realize that the things that are truly real and romantic in her life have been staring her in the face all along. Both hilarious and heartfelt, CREVE COEUR captures Alex's journey in a unique blend of pathos and humor along the lines of AMERICAN BEAUTY, JUNO, and HEATHERS.