Nola (2003)

Nola
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Romantic Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter C Frank Editor n/a 172 7000001
Edmund Choi Music n/a 120781 8000001
Horacio Marquinez Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Alan Hruska Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Petina Cole Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Tracy McKnight Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Sharon Lomofsky Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Coll Anderson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Melissa Toth Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Alison McBride Casting n/a 179 10000002
Lina Todd Casting n/a 179 10000001
Rachel Peters Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jill Footlick Producer n/a 3 3000001
Thom Christopher Actor Niles 1 1000005
Steven Bauer Actor Leo 1 1000004
Mary McDonnell Actor Margaret 1 1000003
James Badge Dale Actor Ben 1 1000002
Michael Cavadias Actor Wendy 1 1000006
Adam LaFevre Actor Sam 1 1000007
Alan Hruska Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Medeiros Actor Flanders 1 1000010
Larry Pine Actor Max 1 1000009
Sam Coppola Actor Gus 1 1000008
Emmy Rossum Actor Nola Keynes 1 1000001
Synopsis
Nola leaves her abusive stepfather and blows as fast as a tornado, out of Kansas, for New York City to follow the faint trail of her biological dad, whom she's never known. With nothing more to go on than a nickname, Nola has readied herself for the impossible search, with the dream of also making it as a singer/songwriter. After a cold night spent in Central Park, Nola lands a job at an East Village diner owned by an eccentric and mysterious woman named Margaret, who runs an escort service. Margaret recognizes in Nola a fellow outsider. She soon offers Nola a place in her extended family that includes: Ben, the diner's cook and part-time law student; tabloid columnist Leo; and a transvestite named Wendy, who is one of Margaret's "girls." Nola comes to see that, while the City may be daunting in many respects, it is also--quickly--disarmingly welcoming, and takes her up as one of its own.