MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,976 this week

Loggerheads (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  14 March 2007 (France)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,460 users   Metascore: 62/100
Reviews: 37 user | 20 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

Three overlapping stories of estranged families in three regions of North Carolina.

Director:

Writers:

(story),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 09 Jan 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 03 Aug 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 07 Feb 2012
 
a list of 9036 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 04 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Loggerheads" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Loggerheads (2005)

Loggerheads (2005) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Loggerheads.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dear Jesse (1998)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Can you go home again? What if you're a gay man and home is a state where voters keep electing a homophobe to the US Senate? In 1996, at age 30, native son Tim Kirkman returns to North ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Kirkman
Stars: Nathan A. Barbour, Karen Brown, Patsy Clarke
River Red (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young man (Tom Everett Scott) is placed in the position of having to kill his drunken, abusive father (Denis O'Hare) to protect his younger brother (David Moscow). Realizing that the ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Drilling
Stars: Tom Everett Scott, David Moscow, Cara Buono
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When the seed of West Side Story's "Somewhere" is planted into the soul of a gay child, the quest of the film begins. Nine inter-connected scenes interpret this landmark theatrical event, ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Kirkman
Stars: David Drake
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A weekend in a summer house, where six late twenties friends have reunited. A series of life crises force them to confront their relationships and lives, leading them to discover what it really means to grow up.

Director: Andres Heinz
Stars: Sybil Darrow, Elon Gold, Jean Louisa Kelly
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of people in a post-apocalyptic world fight to survive against a band of vicious cannibals.

Director: Mark Young
Stars: Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Rachel Miner
Mystery | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Ten years ago Sarah Hathaway's gifted and troubled son, Thomas, ran away from their home in Los Angeles. Unable to deal with the doubt and guilt, Sarah's life slowly disintegrates ending in... See full summary »

Director: Nikolay Lebedev
Stars: Anne Archer, Kip Pardue, Agnes Bruckner
2nd Serve (2012)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After being fired from the affluent country club for bad behavior, a former tennis star takes a job at a public racquet club where he leads a ragtag group of oddball pros to a showdown against a rival team of his former co-workers.

Director: Tim Kirkman
Stars: Cameron Monaghan, Billy Magnussen, Guillermo Díaz
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A provocative, sexy and insightful exploration of relationships between men and women and why we all still yearn for love despite the trouble with romance.

Director: Gene Rhee
Stars: Jordan Belfi, John Churchill, Josie Davis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

About a man who has trouble with his job, trouble with women, and uses food to deal with it all.

Director: Jeff Garlin
Stars: Jeff Garlin, Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A socially shunned columnist finds his romantic match online, but messaging under the wrong account causes his sleazy roommate's picture to be forwarded, creating an identity mix-up.

Director: J.C. Calciano
Stars: Nicholas Downs, David Loren, Adam Huss
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.

Director: Brandon Beckner
Stars: Whitney Able, Tom Arnold, Jordan Belfi
Lazy Eye (2015)
Drama

A middle-aged graphic designer's life is upended when he reconnects with the great love of his life from seventeen years earlier during a weekend in the desert near Joshua Tree.

Director: Tim Kirkman
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

"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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One son. Two mothers. Three endangered lives.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 March 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Soste ti helona  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

From the director's commentary, each of the three overlapping stories is filmed in its own color palette. Eden in red, Asheville in green, and Kure in blue. See more »

Connections

Featured in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Rowing Song
Performed by Patty Griffin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Homing Instinct
19 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Loggerheads are turtles, found along the coast of North Carolina, whose lives are unique in that the females always return to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs, hatch their young who in turn by moonlight go out to sea only to return to their origin to repeat the life cycle. The film by the name LOGGERHEADS relies heavily on this phenomenon: it is set in North Carolina and is guided by the young man Mark (Kip Pardue) who opens the story sleeping on the beach in Kure Beach, NC where he studies and protects the loggerheads.

A complex and challenging film, writer/director Tim Kirkman (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, Dear Jesse) calls upon a true story to bring up questions of adoption in all the permutations of the triad, homosexuality, religious intolerance, bigotry, AIDS, and the longing for love and forgiveness. Kirkman sets his story in three years - 1999, 2000, 2001 - a fact that can be disconcerting until the flow of the film reveals the need to separate the events in time.

Mark is befriended by George (Michael Kelly) who is a kind young man, owning a motel, and who provides a room for the beach sleeper Mark. Mark quickly informs George that he has AIDS, thinking that George's kindness is a barter. But George is a true friend and their relationship grows slowly and with mutual trust as they learn the secrets of their pasts: George's lover 'drowned' in a mysterious accident; Mark ran away from his adoptive parents when they discovered he was gay; both men are tender and vulnerable souls afraid of further commitment.

Simultaneously we are introduced to Grace (Bonnie Hunt), recently recovering from a suicide attempt who longs to connect with the son she was forced to give up for adoption at age 17, and who lives with her rather rigid mother Sheridan (Michael Learned) who believes Grace should not try to discover the son she never knew. We also meet the minister Rev. Robert (Chris Sarandon) and his wife Elizabeth (Tess Harper) who are fanatics about gay people and even resent their neighbor Ruth (Ann Pierce) who places a nude statue of David on her lawn. The couple's son Mark is never discussed and the adoptive parents never communicate with him - but Ruth does. Ruth finally confides that Mark is ill and the wounds of separation open for Elizabeth. Meanwhile Grace has paid a 'finder' to locate Mark but the finder gives her a sad report. The three years of the story line make exquisite sense at this point as we realize that Kirkman has allowed us to be voyeurs into a human drama of immense substance, one that inexorably binds these disparate characters.

The cast is genuinely fine, with Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly, Bonnie Hunt, Tess Harper all giving highly sophisticated performances. But the credit for the impact of this stunning film goes to the writing and directing of Tim Kirkman. He has a way with film that is unique: we can only hope he will continue to make films of this quality, films that tackle difficult issues and are molded into realistic, non-manipulated dramas. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I didn't understand the last 20 minutes Laidbackguy1961
What's up with this rating????? dshore-1
Watched The DVD Last Night And... jaroke6
Release date charmingchick333
Soundtrack wynn_annwn
Excited about this project... notruslyzack
Discuss Loggerheads (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?