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A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joby Taylor
Peter Roberts ...
Tow-Truck Guy
William Roberts ...
Tow-Truck Guy
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Fred Butler
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Ellen Taylor
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Claire Taylor
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Mr. Hamilton
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Ronald Walter Mandigo ...
Claire Taylor's Fiancé / Bowling Alley Extra
Mara Pelifian ...
Mrs. Butler
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Mike Almond ...
Bar Extra (as Michael Almond)
Gabrielle Bergeron ...
Bar Extra
Bonnie Lucia ...
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Robert Jordan ...
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A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.

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19 September 2012 (France)  »

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$6,000 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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$7,282 (USA) (7 September 2012)
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So Yong Kim's previous films, In Between Days (2006) and Treeless Mountain (2008), both dealt with the repercussions of having absentee fathers. Here, she tackles a similar subject but this time from the point of view of the absentee father himself. See more »

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References Five Easy Pieces (1970) See more »

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A Woman Like You
Written by Merris Bell
Prformed by Jason merris Bell and The Horse Thieves
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For Ellen
22 February 2013 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am pretty sure that a lot of people will not like this film due to the slow pace but it's most definitely worth a watch. Paul Dano the main actor has done a great job in his career and this is no exception, he carries this film all the way through and although he plays a very passive role you have to look a little beyond this to realise it.

A fantastic film from So Yong Kim and the cast. This was visually effective too. One scene that stood out for me was the bar scene (not going into any details for people reading this). Definitely a high rated film and executed well.

Make sure you give this film a view.


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