This movie has nothing to do with a big lake on the California-Nevada border. OK, very little to do with it. It's there as a symbol of longing, or some such drivel. Oh, that sounds too harsh. I sort of liked this movie for the experience of it. It's a simple story: a young man has a minor wreck, and needs a part to repair his car. He wanders around town trying to find a part, has amusing encounters with a variety of characters, and, well that's about it. There is very little story, it moves slowly, and has sparse dialogue.
Bottom line, 2 1/2 stars.