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Lost on Purpose (2013)

 |  Drama  |  6 April 2013 (USA)
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Our story takes place in the fertile, San Joaquin Valley. Fueled by gin and sheer determination, Elizabeth James (Ms. Liz) operates her third generation dairy farm outside the region's ... See full summary »

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Our story takes place in the fertile, San Joaquin Valley. Fueled by gin and sheer determination, Elizabeth James (Ms. Liz) operates her third generation dairy farm outside the region's domineering co-ops. To help keep the place afloat, she's employed five renegade ranch hands. These boys have put a pin in responsibility and opted to stretch out the party as long as possible. Unfortunately, women, booze, and fisticuffs can only lead to one outcome: trouble. With the dairy farm reporting its third straight deficit year, Ms Liz is attracting some unwanted attention. Delbert Furgeson, the owner of the area's largest co-op, is pushing to buy her out. This only incenses the prideful Ms Liz and starts a volatile feud between the two. Sharing the narrative are the ranch hands. Randel and Rooker Lee are brothers caught in the crossfire of their parents' separation. Leslie Williams and Jackie Remmington are aspiring musicians, trying not to get caught up in their own success. Wade Kitchanski is... Written by Anonymous

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Astounding Cinematography!
9 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A beautifully photographed simple yet poignant slice of life story that captures the fight for the American Dream and the dustiness of the new American West. It's a story about survival, loss and determination. Jane Kaczmarek is spot-on with her portrayal of a third generation dairy farmer struggling to stay afloat. As the film progresses , through both story and cinematography, one identify with her struggle and even asking at times, "why doesn't she just sell the farm to the shady, Delbert Furgenson, played by C Thomas Howell. It was great to see Mr Howell in this film. In a lot of lower budget films the presences of a named actor sometimes takes away from story. But not in this film. Mr Howell does a great job portraying the shady land grabber. The hands hired to help Ms Liz are great as men trying to find themselves.


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