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Chrystal (2004)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  16 January 2004 (USA)
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Sixteen 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chrystal
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Joe
Kamron Ross Stacey ...
Toddler
David Rhodes ...
Young Man
Christopher Davidson ...
Football Player
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Shorty
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Gladys
Richard J. Mooney ...
Grandaddy
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Kalid
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Barry
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Miss Mabel
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Larry
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Hog
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Pa Da
Jamie James ...
Guitar Player
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Sixteen 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.

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Crime | Drama

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

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

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$80,701 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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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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COO COO BIRD
Arranged and Performed by Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson
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Superb acting, but...
6 September 2005 | by (san diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Somehow, I guess I just don't "get" Chrystal. What is the purpose of its existence? The story was not nearly so compelling as, let's say, Slingblade, nor the characters especially endearing. Individual acting performances were outstanding and rose far above the story. Why did Chrystal need to be written? What was gained from it? Who learned from it? If I had come away with a lesson learned or a moral, Chrystal would have made more sense. Instead, I came away feeling, undone. Shouldn't a film make a statement or ask a question? Chrystal makes me ask" "Why?" Maybe I should write a screenplay. It can be just anything, as long as it has some kind of music, bluegrass maybe, and some good fight scenes, with more slapping and kicking than punching, as a change of pace. Oh, yes, someone will get shot, too.


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