Synopsis by Mark Deming
Four twentysomethings map out a bold but very risky plan to change their lives in this independent drama. Trevor Logan (Ethan Embry), Alec Nichols (Peter Facinelli), Casey Shepard (Scott Foley), and Samantha Parkes (Charlotte Ayanna) are four close friends who met while they were all attending college in Eugene, OR. Trevor is an aspiring musician and actor, Alec aspires to a career in finance and isn't above bending the rules to get what he wants, Casey is the son of bohemian parents who has a fondness for travel and a desire to teach kids, and Samantha has rejected her father's workaholic ways and hopes to make a career out of community service. After graduating, the four friends move to Los Angeles, but they discover that life in the real world is a good bit harder than they ever expected. As all four experience their own frustrations and setbacks as they try to make a place for themselves in the world of work, Alec comes up with a daring but dangerous plan to gain financial independence for life -- robbing a bank. Rennie's Landing was screened in competition at the 2001 Seattle Film Festival.