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Lake City (2008)

R | | Crime, Drama | 25 April 2008 (USA)
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A desperate young man, on the run from a dangerous drug dealer, returns to his mother, years after a family tragedy drove them far apart, to hide. However, his old and new life are about to collide.

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Lucy (as Jessica Marie Hutson)
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Young Billy (as Jack T. Weber)
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A desperate young man, on the run from a dangerous drug dealer, returns to his mother, years after a family tragedy drove them far apart, to hide. However, his old and new life are about to collide.

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When you are on the run, the last place you expect to end up is home. See more »

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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At the beginning of the film Maggie parks her SUV and goes into the store with the window in the driver's door rolled down. When she emerges from shopping it is now up. See more »

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Referenced in Moviemaking in Virginia: Take 3 (2008) See more »

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Bring On The Loser
Written by F.M. Cornog
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Well acted, Slowly Paced
6 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This character driven film will appeal to those who like dramas that focus more on character development than action; although, there are moments of intense action. Sissy Spacek delivers a powerful performance as a mother who has yet to cope with her past. She unexpectedly finds herself reunited with her son who is running away from his troubles and she helps facilitate healing for both of them. I thought the camera-work and lighting played up the natural beauty of the idyllic rural town. The music and some scenes, though, have a made-for-TV (cliched) feel. Rebecca Romijn and Dave Matthews are notable for solid realistic acting. Troy Garity is adequate for the role, but in several scenes he looks like he is doing drama school exercises. I think this may be due more to the first time writer/directors than Garity. They seem conflicted on how to maintain realism vs being sappy. Overall, I think Spacek carries this movie and you develop a genuine bond with the characters.


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