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Montana Amazon (2012)

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The Dunderheads are an eccentric Montana family who've been in the mountains for far too long. Now one step ahead of the law, matriarch Grandma Ira flees to Canada with her two wildly ... See full summary »

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The Dunderheads are an eccentric Montana family who've been in the mountains for far too long. Now one step ahead of the law, matriarch Grandma Ira flees to Canada with her two wildly dysfunctional teenage grand kids, across the American West into a comic collision with the mainstream world. Montana Amazon is a both funny and poignant fable on the nature of the human family. Written by DG Brock

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8 March 2013 (USA)  »

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The Misadventures of the Dunderheads  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Not one scene was filmed in Montana. Was filmed in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and California. See more »

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Sidewalk Shuffle
Written by Eddie Baytos
© 2011 Tallhead Music Publishing, BMI
Performed by Eddie Baytos and the Nervis Brothers
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something to think about
5 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a movie continues to rattle around in my thoughts for days after I've watched it, I know it's given me something to chew on. This was not an easy movie to watch. Damaged people. Well, of course, we're all damaged in one way or another. In some of us, it's more obvious, or it really hinders our ability to participate in "society." And yet, even these characters have a kind of grace. Ultimately, each of them even has a kind of integrity that gleams through the broken parts. Being human is hard enough when we come from a place that nurtures and supports us in positive ways. How do we begin to navigate that terrain when we've never been taught or modeled the skills for doing so? As awful as the situation is, this story is told with a quick, light, playful touch. No self pity, no commentary or judgment about these folks. It was an interesting little side trip.


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