Elsewhere (2009)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  15 January 2009 (USA)
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A teen girl disappears after trying to meet men online in order to escape her small town. Apparently, only her best friend worries enough to investigate the mystery.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Carter ...
Olivia Dawn York ...
Darla Tod
Officer Berg (as Jeffrey Daniel Phillips)
Shannon Holt ...
Patty Melville
Dan Flannery ...
Mr. Palomino
Suzanne Lang ...
Eduardo N. Martinez ...
Jonas (as Eddie Martinez)
Holi Tavernier ...
Janet Melville
Pasquale Chase Rulli ...
Billy's Customer


Sarah and Jillian have been best friends for so long they can't remember when their friendship started. Growing up in the small town of Goshen, Indiana the two girls couldn't be more different. Sarah is a star pupil and athlete, a 100-watt-bulb in a five-watt-town, while Jillian is star mischief-maker, a 100lbs-of-trouble in a five-pound-bag. Although both girls long to be break free of the small-town life, Jillian is the first to act, revealing to Sarah that she has been meeting men on-line with the sole purpose of finding someone who will "take her away from this place". Soon thereafter, she disappears leaving Sarah with only a journal and a cryptic video message sent from her cell-phone. Sarah soon discovers that the town would rather forget that Jillian had ever existed. Distraught, she delves into the secrets surrounding her disappearance. Aided by, Jasper, the resident computer geek who secretly adores her, the two plunge head-long into Goshen's dark secrets -- uncovering ... Written by Nathan Hope

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, violence/disturbing images, and some drug and alcohol use by teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desaparecida  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chuck Carter used a real, loaded, paint ball gun to shoot Paul Wesley in the leg, but the pressure was dialed down, and Paul Wesley had a fiberglass protective plate covering his leg. After shooting the scene, Chuck Carter said he had been very tempted to "accidentally" aim high and hit the unprotected part of his leg! See more »


When Sarah (Anna Kendrick) is in the bus, she finds Jillian's phone, and it is on. Jillian had been gone for a couple of weeks at that point, and her phone shouldn't have needed to be recharged. A minute later she finds the phone of Janet, who had been missing for years. And still, her phone works perfectly fine, and it even has enough power to make a call. See more »


Jasper: Jeez, I don't think I've gotten 500 messages my entire life!
Sarah: That's because you don't have boobs Jasper.
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References The NeverEnding Story (1984) See more »


Tom Dooley
Performed by Maureen Toth
Produced by Bernie Larsen
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Awful Acting and Lacking Thrills…Long and Boring
6 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the Movie Looks Pretty Good and is Slickly Presented for a Very Low Budget Entry in the Teen Hottie in Peril Category, this is Far from an Engaging Story and is So Bland, Considering its Subject Matter, One Wonders, What's the Point?

If it's an Attempt at Making a Non-Gory, Serial-Killer, Social Media Warning, it Mostly Fails to Make an Impression, of Any Kind. It is Even Less than Mediocre Because it is Even Less than Anything Approaching Entertaining for its Target Audience.

The Acting is Universally Bad, Especially the Non-Hotties. The Trailer Park Mother is a Clichéd, Chain Smoking, TV Watcher who is So Familiar it Bores to Tears. The Shaking Alcoholic Mother of the First Missing Girl Overacts So Much it is Amazing the Director Allowed the Performance to Stand. The Male Actors, the Cop, the Nerd, and the Father are All just Awful.

Overall, it is Not Even Worth a Watch because it is Anemic, Embarrassingly Acted, and Fails to Deliver the Minimum of Suspense and Thrills that is Central to this Kind of Thing.

Note...For Fairness and Balance...there is one good Acting turn and that is Olivia Dawn York. She delivers the only believable Character in a Cast of Thespians who would have benefited from a Director that seemed to be Elsewhere.

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