Character April
Directed by David Jacobson
Written by David Jacobson
Other cast Evan Rachel Wood, Edward Norton, Rory Culkin, David Morse
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Running time 108 minutes

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Down in the Valley is a 2005 American neo-western film starring Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse and Rory Culkin. The film made its debut in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival on May 13, and made its limited theatrical release in North America on May 5, 2006. Kat Dennings plays April, one of Tobe’s (Wood) friends.

Synopsis

Tobe is about 16, living with her dad and younger brother in LA’s San Fernando Valley. She invites a gas station attendant named Harlan to come to the beach with her and her friends. He’s from South Dakota, wears a cowboy hat, talks country, and has been a ranch hand. They have a great time, his simple expressions seem like wisdom, he’s attentive and polite, and even though he’s more than twice her age, she wants to spend time with him. When her father objects, she rebels. Harlan, meanwhile, thinks she’s his soul mate, and he starts making plans to get her away from her father. Worlds are set to collide, but which ones?