Dancer, Texas Pop .81
|Director of Photography:||Andrew Dintenfass|
|Production Designer:||Dawn Snyder|
|Producers:||Chase Foster, Dana Shaffer and Peter White|
|Sony Pictures; PG; 95 minutes|
|Cast:||Breckin Meyer, Peter Facinelli, Eddie Mills, Ethan Embry, Ashley Johnson, Patricia Wettig, Michael O'Neill, Eddi Jones, Wayne Tippet and Alexandra Holden|
McCanlies's directorial debut is a slice-of-life tale set in Texas ranch country. Four high school grads (Facinelli, Mills, Meyer and Embry) grapple with whether to stick to their small-town roots or high-tail it for the big-city dreams of L.A. This is an engaging male-bonded quartet, but McCanlies's story has about as much drama and direction as a tumbleweed.