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Chrystal (2004)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  16 January 2004 (USA)
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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An example of what movies can be at their best
16 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is of doomed lovers, but the story is just part of what this movie is about.

The characters are gounded in a vanishing hill culture of the rural south, and much of what they say, do, and are derives from that culture. Condemned to act their roles, they move toward an inevitable climax while the viewer hopes for another resolution.

The performances are stellar. There are sections of dialogue that will haunt you and make you think. This movie is a deeply reverential evocation of a vanishing way of life. Sometimes it is caricature (Snake), but it is always true at an emotional level. I have to think the author was inspired by Donald Harington's novels of Staymore.

One of the finest movies in a long, long, time.


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