Arcadia (2012)

 |  Drama  |  1 January 2014 (France)
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Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chief Greene (as Daniel Martin)
Mike Lutgen ...
Sleazy Man
Girl at the Bar (as Tawny Ellis)
Mrs. Acres
Evan Acres (as Andrew Koles)
Mr. Acres


Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.

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Tessa Allen has a brief cameo in the film as Lisa, the girl who waves and smiles at Greta at school at the end of the film See more »


Tom's short fuse is set off again when he is going to be charged $49 for the entrance fee to the Grand Canyon National Park ($25 for the vehicle plus $12 for each for 2 "adults".) The fee would actually have been only $25, as per the Park's website fee schedule: "Grand Canyon National Park Vehicle Permit- $25.00 (U.S. Dollars) Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers." The entrance fee for "Individuals" entering without a vehicle (walking, bike, etc.,) is $12 each. See more »


Greta: Do you ever feel like your face isn't yours?
Nat: What do you mean?
Greta: Sometimes I just feel like my brain isn't even connected to my face. Like it's a stranger's or something.
Nat: If I were you, I'd really wish my face was a stranger's.
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American cinema at its finest
8 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A superbly acted and involving film that shows what great cinema can achieve when the writer-director at the helm has true vision. The story of 'Arcadia' is centred on a classic American family road trip, and anyone who's travelled with their siblings and parents on a long journey will recognise the authentic detail that forms the fabric of this film. But the director creates and builds a sense of tension from the opening scenes up to the finale, such that one feels completely involved with the characters - as we see ourselves and family shine through them. John Hawkes is engrossing as ever, and the actors that play his kids more than hold their own - this is their movie. Every moment reads truthful, every scene takes you deeper into the story. One can only wish for more feature films of this calibre.

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