Answers to Nothing (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  22 September 2011 (USA)
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Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.



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Rated R for some strong sexual content, nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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A Grossly underrated movie--it is really good!
8 March 2013 | by (Reynolds City Montana) – See all my reviews

I usually do not like multiple character study movies. Most movies without a focal character lose my interest quickly. But this one is astonishingly interesting. I do wish they had done more with Julie Benz as a cop. Benz doesn't really seem to have much to work with here and her character is way underwritten. Barbara Hershey is astonishing as an wife who states her feeling about her situation flawlessly. Elizabeth Mitchell is extremely good too. Dane Cook is very believable--and I have to say I was very surprised when the in the movie his profession was revealed. And it was clear he was good at his profession. And he was a very messed-up individual. So Cook really cooks here. Kali Hawk's character is amusing and also well done. So for the characters alone--which means good writing, this is an excellent movie.

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