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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:
Bill Ladd ...
Hector (as Adam Williams)
Valerie Watkins ...
Ray (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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »


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A little bit too quiet but very moving
20 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three stories start in this film-- 40ish Grace (Bonnie Hunt) is living with her mother (Michael Learned) but can't forget the baby she was forced to give up for adoption when she was 17; Mark (Kip Pardue) is a young man obsessed with saving loggerhead turtles--he falls for sweet, gentle George (Michael Kelly); a minister's wife (Tess Harper) misses her son who abandoned her because of her husband's (Chris Sarandon) religion.

These three stories are all absorbing with excellent acting--just look at that cast! They all slowly come together at the end and leads to a very moving and truthful conclusion.

This is a character study but a very good one. It was a little too quiet for me (that's why I'm only giving it a 9) but I was never bored. Also it was shot on location in North Carolina which helps a lot. There's some stunning, absolutely beautiful cinematography here (one sequence toward the end with Hunt and Harper took my breath away). This is not for everybody but it is quiet, intelligent, beautiful and very moving motion picture. Recommended.

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