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Middle of Nowhere (2012)

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When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

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Ruby
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Derek
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Rosie (as Edwina Findley)
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Fraine
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Gina (as Maya Gilbert)
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Averick
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Rashad
Yvette Cason ...
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Bus Hustler (as Andy Spencer)
Romann Aric ...
Jordann
Nehemiah Sutton ...
Nickie
Nisa Ward ...
Fraine's Assistant
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Littleton
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When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

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Love can lead us where we least expect. See more »

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Rated R for some language

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$200,000 (estimated)

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$78,030 (USA) (14 October 2012)

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$78,030 (USA) (14 October 2012)
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Emayatzy Corinealdi originally auditioned for the role of Rosie. See more »

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In Derek's parole hearing, Franie first summarizes that Derek has been in jail for 4 years and 2 months, then she says that he has served over 4½ years. See more »

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[Last lines]
Ruby: [narrating the letter] Derek, where are you now? For all these years, the answer was easy and clear. You were with me. Now, it's all unclear. We are somewhere in between. In between the forgotten and the foreseen, in a middle place. It scares me. Everyone around me is here, caught within each other. Mom and Rosie are here caught by expectations of what should be, by shame of what is, by dreams of what they wanted and what will never really be. I don't want to be caught. I see options...
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Performed by Afua Richardson & Alexa Edmonds Lima
Written by Afua Richardson & Alexa Edmonds Lima
Courtesy of Wasabi Kitty [Afua Richardson / ASCAP] and Ten and Three Music Publishing [Alexa Edmons Lima / ASCAP]
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Decent and effective competition film
28 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Middle Of Nowhere is perhaps as good as a low-budget indie can get, and also a textbook example of a Sundance competition film. It has a solid screenplay, aptly selected melancholy tones/music, long pauses, a couple of twists and a camera trick, etc., but nothing evasive to turn off the audience. Every aspect of being a good small narrative film is pretty much covered.

Quite naturally, the most valuable asset of such a film is the chemistry of a committed cast. Omari Hardwick is reasonably stoic and almost possesses the angst of a Denzel Washington character who has been pushed around too long. Emayatzy Corinealdi, as the film's emotional core, convincingly depicts a devoted wife's slow transition in priorities. With her rich experience in both cinema and TV, there's little wonder how Lorraine Toussaint goes instinctively maternal towards two younger actresses and leads them to fairly palpable family dynamics.

This is a relatively simple tale of a young wife who teeters between naivety and strength, but the skillful and effective storytelling supported by good performances offers a decently enjoyable viewing experience.


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