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Beth, a high school senior, embarks on a tense road trip with her mom to audition at her dream school, but a misunderstanding unravels the mother’s best-laid plans and Beth’s high hopes. Along the way, their relationship is challenged and changed as Beth fights to assert herself while her mother struggles with letting go. In the end, they must confront the reality that while each of them harbors fervent ambitions for Beth’s future, ultimately that future must truly belong to only one of them.

Claire de Vries

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