Last Ball (2001)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Romantic Drama, Teen Movie  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

In this drama, a young man lacks the wherewithal to move on with his life after a failed relationship leaves him shattered. Jim (Charlie Hofheimer) grew up in Hastings-on-the-Hudson, a community on the decline in New York State. After graduating from high school, while most of his friends have gone on to college or moved away, Jim has stayed put, taking a low-paying job with the local cab company and obsessing over his brief affair with Cathy (Laurel Holloman), a neighborhood woman who is married and the mother of a young child. As Jim deals with his ambitious father (James Rebhorn) who is pressuring him to go to school, a roommate (Avery Glymph) whose first priority is his studies, and a close friend, Scooter (Leo Fitzpatrick), whose life is stuck even farther in neutral than his own, Jim finds himself falling into yet another self-destructive relationship, with Irma (Karen Shallo), a brassy but aging barmaid who is well aware that life has passed her by. Last Ball is the first feature film from writer and director Peter Callahan.