Off the Map (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  4 April 2007 (Australia)
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An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.



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Credited cast:
Adult Bo
Valentina de Angelis ...
Young Bo
Boots Southern ...
William Gibbs
Matthew E. Montoya ...
Store Clerk
Kathy Griego ...
William Hart McNicholas ...
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An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.

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En el medio de la nada  »

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$50,865 (USA) (11 March 2005)


$1,310,368 (USA) (24 June 2005)

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The movie takes place in 1974, as a radio plays Richard Nixon's resignation announcement during one scene. See more »


[first lines]
Adult Bo: [narrating] The summer my father was depressed the face of our Lord Jesus Christ appeared on a tortilla at the Taos Junction Cafe. It hung on a nail by the door, and pilgrims came to bear witness. Maria, who saw the face emerge and fainted dead away, wanted to shellac it to preserve it for all eternity. It was a wish of vanity, for she'd hoped only to extend her new-found notoriety. But time had its way, and within the years the face was gone, though something of its anguish ...
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achingly good
3 November 2003 | by (New Malden,England) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films you can really lose yourself in. A woman is reminiscing about a time in the early seventies when she was 12 years old and her father was struck down with a bad dose of depression. First thing you notice is the amazing colours of New Mexico, the photography is stunning. Then there's the acting by Joan Allen, Sam Elliott and especially Valentina de Angelis which is sublime. The story is simple but heartbreaking and ocassionally very funny. When the film ends, like waking up after a beautiful dream, you'll long to keep that magical feeling for as long as possible. Not to be missed! (9/10)

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