Basler's film embraces one of cinema's most notoriously simple plots: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. In this case, the boy is a kid named Pepper (Matthew D. McCallum) and the girl is Sarah (Jessica Gannon), his big brother's ex-girlfriend who has inexplicably been sending him postcards from her self-imposed exile in Paris. When Sarah returns, Pepper finds that she's undergone that post-graduate transformation: No longer a long-haired buxom beauty, she's now a short-haired buxom beauty... and Pepper thinks she might even have gone lesbian! Pepper and Sarah traipse away the days around their tiny town -- from the lake to the video store and back -- and eventually they become an item. For reasons not entirely clear they split up, only to face a last-minute reunion, naturally, at the end of the film.
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The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The actress will no doubt be returning for the long-running FX series.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.