“When I wrote this movie, I thought about the fifteen-year-old version of myself, and I’m always checking in with him,” says “See Girl Run” director Nate Meyer. “I don’t want to disappoint him. I want him to understand that life changes, and I’ve left that place both literally and figuratively… but I also want to keep some credibility with that fifteen-year-old version of myself.”
In “See Girl Run,” Robin Tunney stars as Emily, a thirtysomething woman adrift in Brooklyn, and feeling trapped in a stagnant marriage. She decides to visit her hometown, back in Maine. As Meyer says, what she’s returning to is not just home, but her childhood, and the “overly romanticized view of life” that existed when she was growing up.
Part of that childhood includes her former flame, Jason (Adam Scott), who may be breezing through life in his own way.
I asked Meyer if he felt nostalgia for one’s past was a healthy thing. “I think it can be,” he says. “But I think it can also be an anchor that prevents people from moving on and recognizing what else there is.”