The tale of friendship between two young girls of widely different social backgrounds, Old Enough has just the right balance of humor and insight to connect with audiences.
Produced and directed by sisters Dina and Marisa Silver, the project evolved from Utah’s Sundance Institute for Independent Filmmakers. Nonetheless, the simple story and modest budgeted effort need make no excuses for finished product.
Story centers on 12-year-old Lonnie Sloan (Sarah Boyd) from an upper-class New York City family and slightly older Karen Bruckner (Rainbow Harvest) from blue-collar background. Both are at important emotional turning points when they meet on the street of the widely divergent economic neighborhood. It is an easily understandable attraction of opposites.
The mix of fresh faces and a few seasoned pros in cast all register indelibly. Both Boyd and Harvest have burden of carrying the film, which they accomplish with ease.