Gardens of the Night

Gardens of the Night is a 2008 drama film, starring Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins and Tom Arnold and directed and written by Damian Harris.

She and another victim, a young boy named Donnie, are forced into prostitution and pornography. Their clients include men in positions of authority, such as a judge. As a coping mechanism, Donnie and Leslie pretend they are in an imaginary world based on the stories of Mowgli and The Jungle Book. One day, Leslie goes to a convenience store, where it becomes apparent her parents are looking for her because her picture is on milk cartons. However, Leslie doesnt see the cartons, thus preserving her notion that her parents dont want her. While Alex is paying for ice cream, the store owners wife recognizes her as missing and calls the police. When the police show up at Alex and Franks house, they hastily escape with the children.About ten years later, Leslie Gillian Jacobs and Donnie Evan Ross are living together on the streets, prostituting themselves and stealing. As a way for her to be independent and get off the streets, a pimp named Cooper Shiloh Fernandez tries to convince Leslie to lure a twelveyearold girl, Monica Carlie Westerman, living at a shelter into prostitution. Meanwhile, Donnie has fallen in love with Leslie, and she doesnt know what to do with this, since, presumably, shes always just seen him as her brother. Donnie also wants to get out of prostitution, but Leslie is conflicted, since Cooper promised her life would improve if she continued prostituting with him and left Donnie. She does end up deciding to leave Donnie, and she goes to the shelter to turnout the girl. When Donnie goes looking for Leslie, Cooper tells him shes left him, devastating Donnie. At the last minute, Leslie decides to not turn Monica and returns her to the shelter. She decides to go back to Donnie, but finds out he has left town without saying where he was going. Having no other choice, Leslie goes back to the shelter to stay. A counselor there John Malkovich discovers Leslie is a missing person and tells her her parents have been looking for her all these years, which she fin

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