Palm Trees and Power Lines

Seventeen-year-old Lea (Lily McInerny) spends her summer break aimlessly tanning in her backyard with her best friend, tiptoeing around her needy mother, and getting stoned with a group of boys from school.

This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter with Tom (Jonathan Tucker), an older man who promises an alternative to Lea’s unsatisfying adolescent life.
But as things progress between them, red flags about Tom’s life begin to surface, and Lea chooses to ignore them.

Under Tom’s influence, Lea begins to see her mom as unfit and her friends as a waste of her time.

Isolated from those around her, Lea discovers Tom’s true intentions and finds herself in a situation that she never could have imagined.

The kind of movie you watch increasingly through your fingers, not able to look away from what the 17-year-old heroine can’t see or won’t.

United States (English) 1h 50min