Don Owen’s Unfinished Business continues the story the filmmaker began in Nobody Waved Goodbye , a ground-breaking Canadian feature. Sequel picks up with the original young couple, now divorced, experiencing the travails of parents with a rebellious 17-year-old daughter.
A high school senior, Izzy (Isabelle Mejias) is days away from her finals yet balks at the prospect of completing her education. She finds diversions in dope, friends, a rock club and a group of anti-nuke activists. The clash between pressures from her parents and the seemingly more meaningful pursuits of the radicals sends her into the streets for a different kind of education.
Although a common enough story, Unfinished Business has a raw energy which is touching and deeply felt.