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Chrystal (2004)

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Twenty years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.



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David Rhodes ...
Young Man
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Football Player
Richard J. Mooney ...
Miss Mabel
Pa Da
Jamie James ...
Guitar Player


Twenty years after the accident that claimed his son's life and permanently injured his wife, a man returns to his home in search of redemption.

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Life is hard. Love is simple.


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, drug content, violence and language

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Release Date:

16 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Кристал  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,814 (USA) (8 April 2005)


$80,701 (USA) (17 June 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Miss Mabel: So what brings you here, Chrystal?
Chrystal: I don't know.
Miss Mabel: Well, let's just take a look.
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Arranged and Performed by Roscoe Holcomb
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A film of pure conviction
26 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While not everyone appreciates the magic of making a feature film that maintains pure conviction, it is rare to see it done so effortlessly. McKinnon allows his exceptional cast to be just that. Thornton's tortured hero seems completely tangible. Blaunt's portrayal of an emotionally traumatized mother is multi-layered and sublime. Powerful supporting turns from McKinnon himself and a bearded Walt Goggins add just the right levity to carry you through this emotional trek. Some might say the film is slow, but it moves rapidly beneath the surface to grip you and reveal a slice of southern life that is all at once haunting and humanizing. McKinnon's understated direction, coupled with Kimmel's gorgeously simple cinematography create almost a still life effect that fits the piece eloquently. The authentic Ozark Mountain music sets the ideal tone. I saw this film over 6 weeks ago and I can still remember what it felt like to experience it. If you dig raw storytelling, then avail yourself to this finely crafted tale.

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