LEVITTOWN | MOVIE MEME | finefrenzy- | nameisirene
Requested by all-the-songs-make-sense
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Stana Katic, Ellen Pompeo
Song: How it Ends by Devotchka
There is no escape from the slave catcher’s songs
For all of the loved ones gone
Forever’s not so long
Synopsis: Rob (Fillion), his wife Aly (Pompeo) and their daughter Emma (Stewart) live a quiet and common life in the suburban area of Levittown. While their family is not unhappy, their plain routines bore Emma and have caused Rob and Aly’s marriage to go stale.
Nothing is of excitement in the small town until a mother and her stepson arrive to occupy the house next door. James (Pattinson) is an attractive, brooding young man who starts attending Emma’s school, and they bond over their interests in music. While Emma connects with James, Rob is taken in by the beauty and mystery of his stepmother Dianna (Katic).
Dianna warns Rob of James’ schizophrenic tendencies and that he is a pathological liar, so Rob attempts to keep Emma away from him. However, James confides in Emma that Dianna is a manipulative and abusive woman, who beats him with a belt. Rob’s simple suburban family begins to be entwined in Dianna and James’ world of deceit and hatred, not knowing who is genuine.