Tara’s all grown up *sniff*

On Monday, I went to a showing of Amber Benson (aka Tara)’s new movie, Dust Up. Amber herself was there for a Q&A session, and my friends and I got to take pictures with her.

I have…mixed feelings about the movie.

On one hand, the acting was wonderful. Amber, Aaron Gaffey, and Devin Barry had great chemistry. They played refreshingly real, refreshingly real-looking, funny characters.

There were some wonderfully humorous moments–like when Amber’s character, Ella, is asking Aaron’s character, Jack, about how he lost his eye while in the Marines. He tells her it was an IED, and she says, “An in-your-eye device?” I also love the last line of the movie, which I won’t give away in case anyone plans to watch it.

And then there’s the adorable baby, who was played by the director’s daughter. Continue reading

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