Loggerheads (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  14 March 2007 (France)
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Three overlapping stories of estranged families in three regions of North Carolina.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Austin
Elizabeth Austin
Rev. Robert Austin
Grace Bellamy
Gill, airport customer
Bill Ladd ...
Hector (as Adam Williams)
Valerie Watkins ...
Lola / Sharon
Sheridan Bellamy
Phyllis, the Bartender
Ray, the Cop (as Mike Harding)


"Loggerheads" interweaves three separate but related stories that take place in different parts of North Carolina. On Mother's Day 1999, Mark, a young drifter with an interest in endangered loggerhead turtles, begins a relationship with motel handyman George. On Mother's Day 2000, Mark's adoptive mother Elizabeth wonders what has become of her estranged son. On Mother's Day 2001, Mark's birth mother Grace quits her job to begin a search for the child she gave up years before-a search that ultimately brings the stories together. Written by Eric Sorensen

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One son. Two mothers. Three endangered lives.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 March 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Soste ti helona  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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A magnificent movie!
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film last night at the San Francisco Frameline Film Festival (6/20/05). This is a profound and moving filmgoing experience. I don't really want to say much about it but I encourage people to see it. One thing I particularly liked about it was the use of the Carolina locales. The film suggests that there's a whole world out there that Gay people have been deprived of. Yes, major cities like San Francisco and New York have been Gay turf for a long time. LOGGERHEADS dares to make the statement that we have to right to belong everywhere comfortably be it "the heartland" or the urban center. This film really is about "the heartland" -- a place where people have to grapple with their most personal issues and come out as better, stronger individuals. Between seeing LOGGERHEADS and Gregg Araki's MYSTERIOUS SKIN this week, I think the so-called "Gay Film" has really come of age.

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