MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,520 this week

The Lost Coast (2008)

 -  Drama  -  8 March 2008 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 316 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 6 critic

As a group of old high school friends wander through San Francisco on Halloween night, two of them are forced to confront their unspoken sexual history.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 112 titles
created 21 Jun 2011
 
a list of 143 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 898 titles
created 22 Apr 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 659 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Lost Coast (2008)

The Lost Coast (2008) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Lost Coast.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ian Scott McGregor ...
Jasper
Lucas Alifano ...
Mark
Lindsay Benner ...
Lily
...
Caleb
Rob Hatzenbeller ...
Kent
Bradly Mena ...
Shanti
Sarah Nealis ...
Wendy
George Nachtrieb ...
Lounge Singer
Jon Wolanske ...
Keyboardist
Nathan Pratt ...
Dead Body
Mark Marino ...
Paramedic 1
Nils Kenaston ...
Paramedic 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allen Duzak ...
Extra Players
Sterling Greene ...
Extra Players
Conor Hamill ...
Extra Players
Edit

Storyline

As a group of old high school friends wander through San Francisco on Halloween night, two of them are forced to confront their unspoken sexual history.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Other than one character, Kent, who has two scenes, and the four principle characters, Jasper, Mark, Lily, and Caleb, who are in just about every scene, no one in the cast has more than one scene or one shot, and four of the characters have no dialogue at all. See more »

Crazy Credits

Tony with the electricity - Special Thanks See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Trip
Written by Curtis Johnson
Performed by Yvonne Armour
Published by C Johnson Publishing ASCAP
Courtesy of Big Top Entertainment LLC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Haunting character study of sexual truths
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I attended the World Premiere of "The Lost Coast," which was in the narrative features competition at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival. It's an emotionally charged film that has broad appeal despite its controversial subject matter.

"The Lost Coast" is a tale told in real time of a trio of high school friends, Mark, Jasper, and Lily, who reunite one Halloween for a night of good cheer. Memories of an unspoken sexual past between the two boys come back to haunt them as night turns to day and each must confront his or her own fears and beliefs. What may have been typical teen experimentation at the time is now an obstacle to continued friendship.

Director Gabriel Fleming places us in the position of an observer -- a voyeur, almost -- as we watch the events unfold at a slow, deliberate pace. The film has an unscripted feel and the action is punctuated by the device used to tell the story -- Jasper (who is now straight) is emailing his girlfriend about the experience he had this night with Mark (who is now gay) and revealing his past to her. He types, we see, and so on.

"The Lost Coast" definitely has an indie feel, with natural lighting and simple visuals. The exteriors in and around San Francisco and the Pacific coastline are truly breathtaking. The score was a highlight for me -- the haunting music, long takes and tracking shots with generous use of hand-held camera, and the film's slow pace reminded me of "Mean Creek," one of my all-time favorite indies. It's a style that builds tension and is best used when a study of relationships is at the heart of the story, which perfectly applies here.

This is the type of character-driven piece which does well at festivals but often has a tough go of it even on the art house circuit. It will have an audience on DVD, though, as there are several distributors who would jump at the chance to pick up a film in this genre.


29 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Way too slow joezeph
Discuss The Lost Coast (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?