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About the Movie
Fulton, an ambitious Brooklynite graphic novelist, and Gordon, his socially awkward neighbor, are best friends who both vie for the attention of Dana, a beautiful but damaged girl. Fulton and Dana begin dating, but the increasingly complicated situation is compounded by their pasts of abandonment, accident, and sexual deviation. After discovering that Fulton has gone to visit his ex-girlfriend, things take a dark turn as Dana relapses and debases with drugs and alcohol. Gordon becomes Dana's caretaker, and as they grow closer, the trio's relationships are tested. Based on a play, Diving Normal explores loyalty amongst friends and lovers, as well as the heartbreaking personal struggle of becoming an adult.
What a beautiful story packed into a smart little film! My chuckles slowly turned to tears as I watched these characters wrestle with their emotions and decisions. The acting is superb (the lead actress is a force). Just a great, smart, touching, dark, provoking film. Also makes me miss living in New York. Highly recommended!
This film has the capability of triggering a wide variety of a viewer’s emotions. On many levels the story was sweet and touching with gentle humor, and yet some scenes were extremely raw and difficult for me to watch. Overall, however, it was an engrossing, sophisticated and riveting modern tale, well-written and very well-acted. I was very impressed.
Thought provoking and emotionally compelling. The man characters are all off center, but attractive and most of the incidental pro and anagonists sparked my imgination! I don't know that I would catorgorize this story as comedy, but it beats the hell out of ther films I've seen lately in the sme genre which starred big-draw actors. A film that you keep thinking about after seeing it!