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Old Joy (2006)

Unrated | | Drama | 26 January 2007 (UK)
Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

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Mark
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Kurt
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Tanya
Robin Rosenberg ...
Waitress
Keri Moran ...
Lawnmower
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Diner Patron
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Herself
Matt McCormick ...
Weed Salesman
P.C. Peri
Darren Prolsen ...
Homeless Man
Jillian Wieseneck ...
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Storyline

Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

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Antiga Alegria  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,310 (USA) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$255,352 (USA) (4 May 2007)
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Trivia

The dog's name is Lucy, which is also the name of the dog in Wendy and Lucy (2008) - a film also directed by Kelly Reichardt from a story written by Jon Raymond. See more »

Goofs

When they are at the café, the waitress tells them they are "within 5 miles" of Bagby Hot Springs. Truth is, there is no cafe, restaurant, gas station, or store within 30 miles of Bagby. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kurt: [on answering machine] Hey, it's Kurt. I'm calling you, I'm in town, and I'm just hoping you're around. I don't know if you're there or what. Pick it up, man. You will not regret it.
Mark: Hey, Kurt... So you're here?... Where you staying?... Yeah, thanks, the rumors are true... Nah, we didn't what to know... Oh yeah, whatcha got, lay it on me... Sure, I can be in to that... I could use some time in the woods, absolutely...
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Crazy Credits

A disclaimer says that the Bagby Hot Springs does not allow nudity or the consumption of alcoholic beverages. See more »

Connections

References Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) See more »

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an excellent, quiet film....a nice change of pace
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

which is exactly what this film is supposed to be. Boring? Not a chance, unless of course you're a fan of what film has unfortunately become; chaotic cross cuts of meaningless images.

The soundtrack, the acting, the direction and scenery all add to this beautiful, intimate story about two friends trying to find solace in this chaos we call life.

Too many films today think high powered story lines, which generally equal meaningless dialogue make for an interesting film, which couldn't be farther from the truth.

It's about time we let film be film by allowing the images to tell the story.

Don't miss it. This is a nice, rare gem.


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