Tennessee (2008)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  26 April 2008 (USA)
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The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.


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Credited cast:
Ryan Lynn ...
Carter - age 18
Laurel - age 18
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Police Dispatcher (voice)
Jerry Biggs ...
Ellie Braverman ...
Woman in Line
Donna Brazier ...
Forrest Broadley ...


The story of three people who strive to realize their dreams. Brothers Carter and Ellis set out on a road trip to their childhood home in a desperate search for their estranged father, who may hold the key to their future.

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There is always one last chance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

26 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,438 (USA) (5 June 2009)


$15,979 (USA) (19 June 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Val Kilmer, who lives on a nearby New Mexico ranch, initially agreed to participate in this film secondary to his work with New Mexico's Film Investment Program, but as production neared he was forced to decline secondary to other commitments. See more »


Right to Dream
Written by 'Mariah Carey' and 'Willie Nelson'
Performed by 'Mariah Carey'
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19 February 2009 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Kerrigand has exaggerated on the "beautiful painting" mumbo jumbo about this film. We saw it last night at a free screening north of Dallas. My man went with me and we both agreed: it was not a bad movie --in fact, I had VERY low expectations of Mariah Carey & co. and I was very surprised. She did a good job and the two brothers also did a good job with their characters. The acting was mostly pretty good (only a couple of scenes made me want to either hurl or giggle at the absurdity.. but many movies have a couple of scenes like this). Overall, good job.

The last 20 seconds of the movie was sub-par; I hope they change it before the release.

The main reason I was still disappointed with the film despite being pleasantly surprised by the acting was because it was a bit slow and I wasn't in the mood for a drama (I'm not usually in the mood for a drama, to be honest). And that's exactly what this is. So if you like'em a little emotional and slow (think Terms of Endearment but not quite as funny), you'll probably enjoy the movie. But if you prefer action or comedy, spare yourself.

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