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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

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Mark
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George
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Elizabeth
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Linda
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Patti
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Robert
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Grace
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Gill
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Rick
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Julian
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Hector (as Adam Williams)
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Lola
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Sheridan
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Phyllis
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Ray (as Mike Harding)
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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

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One son. Two mothers. Three endangered lives.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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14 March 2007 (France)  »

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Soste ti helona  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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From the director's commentary, the bedroom scene with Tess Harper and Chris Sarandon was filmed on location in a room too small for a film crew, so the entire scene was filmed from the hallway outside the room, using the reflection of the mirror on the wall. See more »

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Featured in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

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Cold as It Gets
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Haunting and refreshing
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. The cinematography, direction, and acting are fantastic. The NC shoot is exquisite (particularly the scenes at the beach). Using three different story lines that ultimately converge is a great way of drawing the viewer into the story and making it much more intimate and meaningful. There is a certain level of shock at how antiquated adoption laws and mores have been (and still are).

The ending is uplifting without being a "Hollywood" saccharin sellout. The bittersweetness of the closure is a wonderful way of reminding one that we can always do a better job of being human to each other - even when we don't understand each other.


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