Plot On a day out at the beach, 18 year-old
Tobe (Wood) picks up gentle drifter Harlan
(Norton). As their relationship develops, it
becomes clear his ingratiating good manners
and obsession with being a cowboy hide a deeply troubled mind. But it is only her stepfather Wade (Morse) who can see through him.
Verdict Never has the term ‘American Independent’ so obviously been code for ‘wholly miserable experience’.