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Leave (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  May 2011 (USA)
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Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand ... See full summary »

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Dark Man
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Henry at 12
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Gary Casey ...
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Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry decides to go to a remote second home to begin work on his next novel, a thriller. While on his way there he encounters a strangely familiar drifter who confronts him with information that threatens to turn everything he knows to be true, upside down. Written by producer

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[first lines]
Dr. Lieberman: The same?
Henry: The same.
Dr. Lieberman: Still happening every night?
Henry: It's driving me crazy. It's like I... I can't shake it. It's stays with me all day, and I... Is that normal?
Dr. Lieberman: Well, it's not uncommon for a person whose gone through an ordeal to have lingering nightmares.
Henry: The same nightmare? Every night? For six months?
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An interesting and moving film, just not in a sentimental way
26 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I try not to box independent films into single genres, and in this case that helped me enjoy the movie more as it unfolded. I happen to like movies that employ psychological drama, though others might consider it a ploy, because it's really the mind that defines so much of experience. But there is a mystery/thriller element here, too. The two main actors gave strong performances and the drama felt authentic. Having spent most of my life in the Northeast, I was reminded of the tough, dry exterior that men of that region often project, that belie what they might be going through inside. I was able to feel the protagonist's struggle even though the film does not enter into sentimental territory.


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