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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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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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 »


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A beautiful painting
30 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this flick at its premiere and liken it to a piece of art. The more I watched, the more I saw--gorgeous cinematography, soulful writing, and wonderful performances by actors all around. I think that it speaks to a more sophisticated audience with its depth of focus on relationships, particularly between the two brothers. If you see the movie only for Mariah, you'll be pleased with her performance--low-key and genuine; still, you'll be impressed with the work of the other actors, each one unique and well-cast. The movie is more lyrical than loud, and I mean that in the best possible sense. I dare you to watch it without being moved. What a sweet debut for the screenwriter Russell Schaumburg. Congratulations from a fan.

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