“She’s In Portland” – An indie gem paying homage to our youth and the one that got away

October 8th, 2020 Posted by Review 0 thoughts on ““She’s In Portland” – An indie gem paying homage to our youth and the one that got away”


Two college friends, now in their thirties, admire each other’s lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to a demanding career and responsibilities to family, extends a work trip to drag his dispirited artist friend Luke to find Luke’s “one that got away”.

This is an unexpected gem of a buddy road trip film.  Accentuating the difficulties in adulthood seen through Wes (Tommy Dewey) and Luke’s (Fancois Arnaud) eyes as they travel the Pacific Coast Highway to find a long-lost love, skeleton’s in each of their closets are revealed to one another.  Meeting unique characters along the way provides the opportunities to discover what’s happened over the last 10 or so years, but it also gives the writer a way to inject a bit of humor as well.  This is a true indie with lead actors who elevate the story and our connection with it.  Beautifully shot and written, this homage to the coastal byway and our changing friendships is a love story like no other.  

Now streaming on all major digital platforms including Amazon Prime Video.

3 Stars



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