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Vol. 16, No. 09 – Jan 25 – Feb 7, 2023 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner VenturaRocks.com

As of press time, tickets were still available for the Perla Batalla’s second concert at the Beatice Wood Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 11 (Friday’s show sold out). You can expect selections from Perla’s original Mestiza song cycle, her one-woman Frida Kahlo show, the Great American Songbook Spanish language classics, new original work and several selections of Perla’s arrangements of Leonard Cohen songs. Ticket information can be found on the venue website at BeaticeWood.com.

Traveling through town on what they’re calling “Kick Up Your Boots” tour will be three solo female singer/songwriters, Thea, the Band (San Diego), Micah Justice (Inland Empire), and Katie Leigh (Ventura). They’ll make two stops locally, one at the Ojai Valley Brewing on Friday, January 27 and then again at Topa Topa Brewing on Colt Street here in Ventura on Saturday, January 28.

The Ojai Underground hosts the Refugees on Saturday, January 28 featuring a trio of artists including, Cindy Bullens who toured with Elton John and was nominated for two Grammy awards, Deborah Holland from Animal Logic (Stanley Clarke, Stewart Copeland), and Wendy Waldman co-writer of Vanessa Williams’ No. 1 hit, “Save the Best for Last.” You can get ticket information at OjaiUndergroundExchange.com.

Skull & Roses returns to Ventura in spring over the week of April 19 through 23 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds with Phil Lesh & Friends playing the two final days. Other performers include Melvin Seals & JGB, Dark Star Orchestra, Oteil & Friends, Jerry’s Middle Finger, local favorites, Shaky Feelin’ and so much more! You can find everything you need from passes to lodging and camping information at the official website SkullAndRoses.com.

And in case you hadn’t heard, the Strawberry Festival returns this spring, May 20 – 21, in a new location at the Ventura Fairgrounds. Live music is a big part of this event and this year they will have three stages going all day both days including a battle of the bands contest. The official website hasn’t listed any bands yet, but I noticed that Stage #3 is presented by Rock City Studios out of Camarillo with this stage featuring students of all ages and skill levels. I love that!! You can keep in the know at CaStrawberryFestival.org.

Quick Notes: Lucas MacFadden, better known as Cut Chemist (former member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli) plays the Ventura Music Hall on Thursday, January 26; catch Dreamland, a celebration of Joni Mitchell featuring Kimberly Ford on Saturday, January 28 at the Grape; Raging Arb and Friends play the Garage on Saturday, January 28; Guy Martin plays The Twist on Saturday, January 28; The Refugees play the Ojai Underground on Saturday, January 28;
Cadillac Zack presents Chris Cain at Cantara Winery on Friday, February 3; French Blues singer/guitarist plays Namba on Saturday, February 4; Katie Skene Band plays the Deer Lodge, on Saturday, February 4; and tickets for Ugly Kid Joe on May 5 at the Ventura Theater have gone on sale.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to [email protected], and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Ensemble Theatre Company presents the third show of its 2022-2023 Season!

The suspenseful thriller, Selling Kabul, written by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Nike Doukas Selling Kabul begins previews on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30pm, opens on Saturday, February 4 at 8:00pm and runs through Sunday, February 19, 2023 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.

An Off-Broadway hit and 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama, this nail-biting story of abiding family love centers on an Afghan man, Taroon (Rishan Dhamiia), a former interpreter for the US military, in hiding from the Taliban in his sister Afiya’s (Nitya Vidyasager) home in Kabul, Afghanistan. As Taroon restlessly awaits news from the hospital on the birth of his first child, his family races to protect him from dangers lurking outside the apartment walls. Tension mounts as he plans his escape with his wife and infant child

“We’re excited to present the California premiere of this riveting and immediate drama, which puts a human face on extraordinary global events,” said ETC’s Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. “As the plot carefully unfolds with increasing suspense, audience members will find themselves on the edge of their seats. We have assembled an extraordinary cast and creative team to bring this gripping script to life.”

Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm; with added performances on Sunday, February 5 at 7:00pm; Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 11 at 4:00pm.

Ticket prices range from $40 – $84. Single tickets are available through the ETC box office at (805) 965-5400, or online at etcsb.org. Prices subject to change.

Vol. 16, No. 09 – Jan 25 – Feb 7, 2023 – Movie Review

Streaming Spotlight by Cindy Summers
Devotion – Paramount +

3 out of 4 palm trees
Breeze rating from 1 to 4 palm trees, 4 being best.

Devotion is the true story of United States Navy Officer Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), who was the first African-American aviator to complete the Navy’s basic flight training program and also the first African-American naval officer killed in the Korean War at the age of 24. Brown was stationed at Quonset Point Naval Air Station in Rhode Island and in early 1950 Lieutenant Tom Hudner (Glen Powell) transferred to the Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) and became Brown’s wingman.

The VF-32 had been flying F8F ‘Bearcat’ fighter planes, but the Navy created a modified F4U-4 Corsair they wanted them to fly in the Korean War. The Corsair was much more powerful than the planes they had been flying, and the pilots were warned by the chief engineer the if they didn’t manage the power properly they would easily crash. After learning the basics on the Corsair, the next test would be for them to land the plane on an aircraft carrier, which was difficult due to the Corsair having a longer front making it difficult to see in front of the plane.

After passing their carrier tests, the VF-32 was transferred to the USS Leyte, which deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to deter Soviet aggression. They were granted shore leave in Cannes, France and while off on his own Brown met actress Elizabeth Taylor at the beach, who invited him and his squadron to a casino she would be at later that evening. The other guys were skeptical about Brown’s chance meeting the a famous Hollywood star, but saw upon arriving at the casino it was all true and that Elizabeth Taylor had a thing for men in uniform, especially aviators.

Upon returning to the ship the VF-32 was assigned to take out two bridges critical to the enemy’s advances. Before they departed, Brown was given an expensive watch by Leyte’s black crewmen, who admire him for his work. The squadron left and began its attack, however after destroying the first bridge they took on heavy ground fire so retreated under Hudner’s command. Brown felt he could take out the second, so broke formation, flew back and took out the second bridge. Unfortunately, Hudner’s report made it appear that Brown didn’t follow command and was written up for insubordination.

Even though that wasn’t what Hudner intended, Brown explained that everything happens differently for him because he was black. Hudner sought to repair the situation, but had to redirect his focus due to the VF-32 being assigned to give air support to ground troops that were trapped and quickly losing ground. The squadron successfully attacked the enemy troops causing them to retreat and saving the Marines on the ground, however as they set out to return to the ship the sky filled with ground fire striking Brown’s plane which began to lose oil.

Brown was forced to drop his ammunition and fuel tanks and crash land his plane in a field. As Hudner circled around, he saw that Brown was somehow stuck in the plane and decided to try to rescue Brown following the same steps to crash his plane. When Hudner got to Brown, his leg was trapped and despite their joint efforts was unable to free Brown’s leg. A rescue helicopter arrived just as Brown lost consciousness, and Hudner had no choice but to leave him. Upon returning to the plane the squadron was told a rescue was too dangerous and later were sent to destroy both planes so they wouldn’t end up in enemy hands.

For his actions in Korea, Brown was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart Medal, and the Air Medal, and the frigate USS Jesse L. Brown (FF-1089) was named in his honor.

Rated: PG-13 Runtime 2h 19m

Vol. 16, No. 09 – Jan 25 – Feb 7, 2023 – A View from House Seats

by Shirley Lorraine
A Slice of Life in a Texas Small Town

The Elite Theatre Company in Channel Islands opens their 2023 season with two one-act plays, Laundry and Bourbon, and Lone Star, both by James McClure. Billed as comedies, the two are connected only marginally by character references, punctuated by light chuckles.

Laundry and Bourbon takes the audience into the small town of Maynard, Texas where Elizabeth (Lea Roman) and her friend Hattie (Jolyn Johnson) enjoy Bourbon and coke in the afternoon and air their inner dirty laundry while attempting to fold actual laundry. Both married right out of high school, they find that the memories of what was carried them farther than the realities of their lives now. They are later joined by Amy Lee (Maddie Boyd), now a devout Baptist with a husband, Cletis, who runs a successful furniture store. All three are gossipy, biting and banter with bitterness over the state of their current lives. No one really seems happy as the author explores many intricacies that can accompany the slow erosion of relationships and the phenomenon of small town life where everyone seems to know or be involved in everyone else’s business.

All three give solid performances with a range of sometimes priceless facial expressions. The verbal pace is rapid, twangy and seems to echo bouncing off the stark walls of the minimalist set. As a result, I found many lines absorbed under the weight of those elements and moving on before the audience could catch up. I felt some opportunities for real laughter were lost as the actors hurried on to the next revelation.

The second act, Lone Star, gives the menfolk a place to air their woes. And air they do. Elizabeth’s husband, Roy (Scott Blanchard) is a former jock who, having survived the Vietnam war, now is a bitter drunk with PTSD. He is joined out behind Angels, the town bar, by his younger brother, Ray (Patrick T. Rogers) who is seemingly content to stay in the background of his brother’s former fame and who provides the balance of reason as Roy storms about. The third character is Cletis (Asher Mitchell), husband to Amy Lee, the only one of the three who appears to have made any progress in his life.

All three actors handle the material to the fullest. Action is fierce, emotions are at their peaks and the actors’ commitment to their roles is evident.

Director Kimberly Demmary certainly had her hands full with this accomplished cast and challenging material. All six actors seem to have been given a free hand to emote wildly and loudly, throw things around and generally chew up the stage with their inner angst. The plays were an evening well spent if you find that witnessing the emotional disintegration of others is entertaining.

The Elite’s season will continue with a variety of lesser known offerings including works on the South Stage. Now in its 10th year at the current location, and celebrating 29 years of existence, the Elite has grown in scope while retaining its intimate feel. www.TheElite.org.

Rubicon Theatre presents The Realistic Joneses

Rubicon Theatre Company announces the sixth show of its 2022-2023 “Welcome Home” season, presented in association with Gare St. Lazare, Ireland and the Laguna Playhouse, Joe Spano, Faline England, Conor Lovett and Sorcha Fox starring in the Southern California premiere of The Realistic Joneses, written by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett. The Realistic Joneses begins preview performances on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm, with a press opening on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, February 12 at 2 pm at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura.

Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors John and Pony, two suburban couples who discover they have more in common than their identical homes and their surnames. Spare, suggestive, slyly hilarious, and strangely maddening, this profound play explores what is said what is unsaid and the role that denial plays in helping us navigate life’s chaos.

Nominated for the Outer Critics and Drama League Awards and listed by The New York Times as one of the “Best Plays of the Year,” The Realistic Joneses will haunt you long after the play ends, leaving you wondering whether we can ever truly know anyone, including ourselves.

Performances are Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (followed by a talkback), Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.; Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $30.00- $79.50.

To purchase tickets call the Rubicon at (805) 667-2900 or visit rubicontheatre.org. Rubicon Guest Services is located at 1006 E. Main Street (Laurel entrance), and is open from noon to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sundays. Single tickets for each of the shows are also on sale and available via the box office or the company’s website: www.rubicontheatre.org.

Vol. 16, No. 08 – Jan 11 – Jan 24, 2023 – Movie Review

Streaming Spotlight by Cindy Summers
Ticket to Paradise – Peacock Streaming

3 out of 4 palm trees
Breeze rating from 1 to 4 palm trees, 4 being best.

In Ticket to Paradise, David (George Clooney) and Georgia (Sandra Bullock) Cotton are the proud parents of their daughter and recent law school graduate Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), however there’s no love between them having divorced 20 years earlier and have difficultly being civil whenever around each other. Lily had decided to take a trip to Bali with her best friend Wren (Billie Lourd), who also just graduated, to take a break before beginning a new life and job at a law firm, though had no idea that her ticket to paradise was actually a ticket to a totally new path in life.

Lily and Wren decided to take a snorkeling excursion, but accidentally swam away from the group and were left behind in the ocean a few miles from shore. Luckily a young Balinese seaweed farmer named Gede (Maxime Bouttier) came upon them with his boat and brought them back to shore. Though having just met, it was clear to see that Lily and Gede had an immediate attraction to each other and over the next few weeks spent all their time together with Wren experiencing Balinese life and culture.

After only a month Gede and Lily decided they wanted to get married, and Lily emailed the good news and invitation to her parents, who both felt she was throwing her life away and determined to go to Bali to convince her to change her mind. David and Georgia were coincidentally seated next to each other on the plane, where they first began bickering but decided they needed to call a truce and work together to stop Lily from getting married.

Upon arriving on the island, they meet Lily’s finance Gede, a caring, compassionate seaweed farmer managing his family farm that has been in operation for generations and successful enough to have contracts with large companies like Whole Foods. Though they liked Gede, David and Georgia remained committed to their goal. They came up with a plan to steal the wedding rings and compromise local traditions that would cause Lily and Gede to have to call off their wedding, which was scheduled to happen in four days.

Upon discovering the rings were missing, Gede decided to ignore any thinking that it was a sign and replaced the rings to have them for their ceremony. Gede had suspicions that David and Georgia were behind the missing rings, but didn’t tell Lily. They both found out it was true when all four took a boat trip to a nearby island where Lily found the rings in Georgia’s bag. David acted as if he knew nothing about it and left Georgia alone to have the blame, but Lily told them both they either needed to support her decision to marry Gede or go home.

Realizing they may be on the verge of losing their relationship with their daughter, David and Georgia decided to do a full 180 and offer their complete support. The wedding was set for the following day and planned in accordance with traditional Balinese customs. The question that remained was could David and Georgia see past their own past relationship issues to support the happiness of their daughter, and could such togetherness even spark the love they knew in their past together.

Ticket to Paradise is an entertaining comedic escape, with George and Julia perfectly cast to charge it with wit, charm and charisma that has viewers routing for them from the start.

Rated: PG-13
Runtime 1h 44m

Vol. 16, No. 07 – Dec 28, 2022 – Jan 10, 2023 – Movie Review

Streaming Spotlight by Cindy Summers
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Netflix Originals

4 out of 4 palm trees

In “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”, world famous detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) finds himself at a lavish private estate on a Greek island owned by billionaire Miles Bron (Ed Norton) who invited his close group of friends for their annual gathering to take part in a murder mystery dinner. The guests included model and fashion designer Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson) and her assistant Peg (Jessica Henwick), Connecticut governor Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), brilliant scientist Lionel Toussaint (Lesli Odom Jr.), social media influencer Duke Cody (Dave Bautista) and his girlfriend Whiskey (Madelyn Cline), and Miles’ former business partner Andi Brand (Janelle Monae) who had a falling out with the whole group when Miles cut her out of the company they both started together based upon a business idea Andi laid out on a bar napkin at their favorite bar.

The members of the group seemed to have a love/hate relationship with Miles, who appeared to have been crucial in all of their individual successes, but seemed as though this is what also gave him the ability to control them with the secrets and lies their lives were truly built on. Beniot Blanc’s invitation appeared to be sent to him from someone else in the group, as Miles shared with him that he did not send him an invitation, which was a puzzle box, though realized the boxes could be reset so gladly welcomed the famous detective to join the game. Beniot said he felt very concerned for Miles because each guest had motives that could cause them to really murder Miles, but Miles just laughed it off.

Miles shared with Beniot that fact that he had created an alternate power source from hydrogen and a flake the size of a dime was powering everything on the island. Several members of the group expressed concern over the level of stability in Miles’ invention, but he blew them off and said that his luxury Glass Onion island resort was proof. When they later gathered for the murder mystery dinner, Beniot easily solved the mystery even before the game began, which caused Miles extreme frustration as he had planned to play the game several days over their stay on his resort island. No one could have guessed that someone would actually end up dead on this trip to paradise, and many things were not as they seemed causing everyone to be a suspect as far as Beniot Blanc was concerned.

To complicate matters further, the deceased guest had a gun that was always on him, but went missing at the time of his death. A short time later it was used to shoot Andi while she was talking with Beniot in the courtyard, but due to a timed power outage it was too dark to identify the shooter. With one person apparently poisoned and another shot, Beniot decided it was time to involve the authorities, however due to the tides and the way Miles built his dock they were unable to come out until the following day. Beniot suggested they all return to their rooms and stay locked in until morning but instead they all gathered in the sculpture room, where Andi decided to show Miles how she really felt about him taking away her company.

As they all travel deeper down the rabbit hole, viewers discover nothing is as it seems, but quite the opposite, and pulled off brilliantly by this group of colorful characters that is highlighted by a star-studded cast. Rewatching the “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” helps reveal many of the subtle clues that may have been missed the first time around.

Rated: PG-13
Runtime 2h 20m

Winner of Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards for Best Musical!

It’s 1930’s Harlem, and the joint is jumpin.

Ain’t Misbehavin at the Rubicon Theatre Company closes on December 18.

It’s 1930’s Harlem, and the joint is jumpin’! Nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom are the playgrounds of high society, and dive bars on Lenox Avenue pulse with piano players banging out new tunes that are a wild mix of raucous, rowdy, and mournful. At home on the keyboard is Thomas “Fats” Waller – the big-hearted, bigger-than-life impresario and international jazz pianist who helped create and define American swing. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical tribute to Waller’s passion for pleasure and play. The revue features a five-person, triple-threat cast performing hit songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Your Feet’s Too Big,” “Black and Blue,” “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Right Myself a Letter,” “The Jitterbug Waltz,” and the title song.

“The high-stepping swing music tickles and teases, taunts and tantalizes.”

– L.A. Times

Vol. 16, No. 06 – Dec 14 – Dec 27, 2022 – Movie Review

Streaming Spotlight by Cindy Summers
Emily the Criminal – Netflix Originals

3 out of 4 palm trees
Breeze rating from 1 to 4 palm trees, 4 being best.

Emily (Aubrey Plaza) was in her mid twenties living in Los Angeles and struggling to make ends meet working as a catering deliverer to try pay off her $70,000 in student loan debt that she had from attending art school. Unfortunately her options were limited because previously she was convicted of aggravated assault while in a abusive relationship, which not only didn’t allow her to finish art school but also gave her a criminal record limiting her employment opportunities.

After doing a favor for a co-worker, he gave Emily a number to text saying that she could make some quick easy money. She was given an address to attend a meeting if she was interested in making $200 in an hour. The meeting seemed like an orientation where they took her ID at the door and explained that they were looking for “dummy shoppers”, which are individuals who use stolen credit cards to buy goods. The meeting was led a Lebanese man named Youcef (Theo Rossi) and Emily seemed to hit it off with him as they traveled with the group to a shopping center where they were instructed to buy flat screen TVs and bring them back to the van.

Emily’s first purchase went off without a hitch and in doing so was offered the opportunity to try another job the following day that would net her $2,000, but was instructed to wait for a text the following day where she would be given the details when she arrived. This time Emily was asked to steal a high-end car and was given a cashier’s check, a black card with no limit and new fake ID. Youcef dropped her off and explained that after the transaction she had eight minutes before the bank would call to verify the account. Emily handled the whole situation but before she left they discovered that the transaction was not valid. She was attacked, but fled and was followed eventually spaying her attacker with pepper spray to escape.

Emily took the car to Youcef and demanded her $2,000 but had a panic attack, so Youcef gave her a ride home where they talked about their dreams and why they were both doing these things. Youcef had a rental property he was renovating for his mother and Emily had dreams of traveling to South America and pursuing her art again. Emily asked Youcef if he would show her the business, so he showed her how to make the stolen credit cards and gave her some rules to follow, specifically not to go to the same store in a week and do not sell out of your home

Unfortunately Emily didn’t follow Youcef’s advice and gave her home address to a couple that broke into her apartment and held a box cutter to her throat while they searched for money and even decided to take a dog that she was pet sitting for her friend. In leaving they threatened her that they knew where she lived, but Emily didn’t want to be victimized so she grabbed her taser, ran out to the truck, tased the guy and drug the girl out threatened her that now she knows where they lived, then grabbed her money and the dog and went back to her apartment.

Youcef said if Emily made over $5,000 he would give her more card numbers with higher limits, but while she was waiting his cousin and business partner Khalil came into the office. He spoke with Youcef in Lebanese, seeming suspicious of Emily presence. Emily had slipped up and shopped at the same store twice in a week and was caught on video, which angered Khalil, though Youcef defended Emily. Ultimately Khalil and Youcef had it out, so Youcef’s plan was to steal all the merchandise and money and flee with Emily, but would this be the way for them to make their dreams come true or conversely it could end very bad for both of them.

Rated: R
Runtime 1h 37m

Vol. 16, No. 05 – Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2022 – Movie Review

Streaming Spotlight by Cindy Summers
The Noel Diary – Netflix Originals

3 out of 4 palm trees
Breeze rating from 1 to 4 palm trees, 4 being best.

Well known author Jake Turner (Justin Hartley) was on his holiday book tour when he received an unexpected call that his mother had passed away. Jake hadn’t spoken to his mother in quite a while and their relationship was complicated. She had left everything to him, including her house and all the furnishings, so he had to go back home to take care of some paperwork in his hometown Bridgeport where he discovered his mother had become somewhat of a hoarder.

While clearing out the house, he spent time looking over family photos which included him and his brother Ben who passed away when they were children and caused difficulty with their whole family, ultimately ending his parents’ relationship. A woman knocked on the door that he had seen across the street the day before who said her name was Rachel (Barrett Doss) and she was looking for her mother. Rachel was adopted and had found out her birth mother was working at the Turner residence when she was pregnant with her.

Jake said he didn’t have any information about Rachel’s mother however, had an idea to talk to his neighbor Ellie who suggested Jake asked his father as Ellie had just seen him at Jake’s mother’s funeral and knew where he lived. Initially Jake didn’t want to go as he hadn’t spoken to his father in 35 year, but wanted to help Rachel, so they headed to his dad’s house. While in the car, Rachel found her mother’s diary among some personal items he had gathered and what she read confirmed it was her mother and her name was then 17-year-old Noel Ellis.

On the way Jake shared how Ben passed away and Rachel shared stuff from her mother’s diary much of which included things about Jake when he was young. They had to stay the night due to weather, so enjoyed the local holiday pageant and though there seemed to be a spark between them Rachel was engaged to another man. Rachel picked up one of Jacob’s books at the local bookstore and they chatted about it on the way to his father’s home.

Ellie had called Jake’s dad to prepare him, and when Jake drove up his father was cutting down a Christmas tree for them to decorate together just as they had done when Jake was a child. When his dad tried to apologize for leaving after Ben’s death, Jake said he didn’t want to get into that and was only there to help Rachel. The emotions from the past overwhelmed Jake, who wanted to leave, but Rachel convinced him to stay saying Jake was acting just like his father by running.

Jake and his dad decorated the tree and buried the hatchet, then invited Rachel in and Jake’s dad shared a lot about his past with Noel and her life with their family. Jake’s dad had gotten a wedding invite from Noel a few years back, and gave it to Rachel who now knew where her mother was living so she and Jake headed out to find Noel. Jake and Rachel had to stay overnight on the way and had to share the one available room, where they had an intimate evening but Rachel left before morning leaving a note that it was better for both of them.

Rachel shared she knew her mom loved her from what she wrote in her diary, so didn’t need to find her, but Jake decided to go find Noel who was working at a nearby hospital to tell her about Rachel and thank her for helping his family. Jake returned Noel’s diary and Noel said to please let Rachel know if she would love it if she ever wanted to get in touch. Jake called Rachel who tried to push him away as he stood outside her house pleading to give him a chance but she said no. He returned to his mother’s house for the last of his things where to his surprise Rachel did arrive.

Runtime: 1h 39m