Rounded Corners isn't just about a motherless girl and her babysitter. It's about America finding her balance, true strength, and inner peace.
Rounded Corners is a quirky, uplifting drama/comedy about a motherless girl and her new babysitter. At first, the girl and the babysitter have little in common. The girl, Sarah, is focused on school, colleges, jobs, and the financial markets. The babysitter, Nellie, is a carefree, happy person who worked in a restaurant before getting hired by Sarah’s Wall Street father to spend time with her over summer vacation.
Over time, Nellie teaches Sarah several important lessons about life, and finally prods Sarah into talking about what happened to her mother. Sarah has only fleeting memories about her mother, and is afraid to ask her father about the truth. It turns out, Sarah is also afraid of insects. Nellie teaches Sarah to overcome her fears, to find strength, and how to find balance that is missing in her life. We find out that Nellie had a life experience years ago that gave her strength to work through life struggles and achieve something amazing in her own right.
After the lessons of the summer are almost over, Sarah finally confronts her father to find the truth about her past. Then, and only then, can she truly be free.
Director’s Comments: On the surface, Rounded Corners is about a girl and her babysitter, shot in a style of vignettes that take place in different locations throughout New York City. But underneath it is a movie about all of us, learning to overcome fear, loss, and division to find balance, inner peace, and live life to the fullest. The movie presents a quirky, fun, easy-to-digest story line that represents the serious nature of loss and life.
We feel that the movie will resonate very well with all audiences everywhere. The movie includes several very iconic shots of New York City, including Central Park, Columbus Circle, Riverside Park, the High Line, Grand Central Terminal, and the final scene on top of a double-decker bus as it passes through Times Square!