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Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.

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Cast

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Alison Hoffman
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Hogan
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Joseph Hoffman
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Bob Larkin ...
Mr. Kovacs
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Sally Heron
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Ray Cawley
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Jesse MacNamara
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Louis Estes (as Carlos Pena)
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David Riley
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Shawna Cawley (as Lauren Whitney Pennington)
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Female Cashier (as Lydia Blanco)
Marc Rose ...
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Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.

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How far would you go?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence including a sexual assault, sexuality/nudity, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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9 January 2016 (Japan)  »

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Goodnight Moon  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,574 (USA) (31 August 2012)

Gross:

$16,590 (USA) (14 September 2012)
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Ryan Gosling is listed in the credits in gratitude for his cooperation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alison: [narrating] My best friend Lily thought she was drowning. Drowning in the Salton Sea. Even though the water was too polluted to set foot in, and left anything in their town either dying, or dead.
Margaret Hobart: Lily? Are you okay? Hello...
Alison: Lily was determined to never let it get her.
[drops down into the bath water and starts screaming]
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Soundtracks

Tender Branch
Written and Performed by Tift Merritt
Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
Used by permission of Concord Music Group Inc.
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A story that Avril Lavigne wants to convey?
14 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another one of those movies with a girl that has emotional issues because of superficial problems. And has a friend tagging along. And in movies like this they can be the loyal and righteous friend or the one that is a complete negative influence. In this it's the loyal and righteous friend and the main protagonist Lily Hobart(Juno Temple) is the one that is trying to find acceptance and pleasure. And thus joins up with few troublesome skateboarders. The thing is it's difficult to sympathize with a character like Lily Hobart in this when she has a loving mother and a loyal friend and hasn't been emotionally screwed by other people harming her physically. I can sympathize with Juno Temple's role in "Killer Joe" but not really in this one. Plus after watching "Beasts of the Southern Wild" the problem the protagonist faces is way far from being as bad. She just comes off a uptight selfish girl that uses other people and gets used as well. I don't know but I got kinda numb to these types of movies after a while. These types of movies are watchable in my opinion but just far from being all that entertaining. Some have sorta engaging aspects going for it but not really in this one. Besides certain parts about peer pressure, this one is passable.

5.5/10


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