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I Used to Be Darker (2013)

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A runaway seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore and finds their marriage ending and her cousin in crisis. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go of the past while searching for new things to hold onto.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Taryn
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Abby
Ned Oldham ...
Bill
Kim Taylor ...
Kim
Nicholas Petr ...
Nick
Geoff Grace ...
Geoff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Belanger ...
Ben
Jack Carneal ...
Jack
Juan Eloy Carrera ...
Arcade player
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Camille
Blake Pruitt ...
High Schooler
Declan Sammon ...
Sam
Ellis Woodward ...
Tom
Jimi Zhivago ...
Jimi
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Storyline

When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they're trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby, just home from her first year of college. A story of family revelations, people finding each other and letting each other go, looking for love where they've found it before and, when that doesn't work, figuring out where they might find it next. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Music

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Release Date:

25 December 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Palia, zousa sto skotadi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,533 (USA) (27 September 2013)

Gross:

$21,964 (USA) (8 November 2013)
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Trivia

Abby has a poster of Palace on her bedroom door. The actor playing her father, Ned Oldham, was in Palace with his brother, Will. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Taryn is shown emptying a bin of "clackers," where she is wearing a light blue t-shirt and cut-off denim shorts. In the very next scene, she is still wearing the light blue t-shirt, but now has on tan khaki shorts. See more »

Soundtracks

Jim Cain
Written and Performed by Bill Callahan
Courtesy of Drag City Records
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Saw in Poland
10 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seems to be like a trend in American stuff right now. At least with the films I saw at the festival. Movies with non-actors. Some kinda realism stuff, ya know? This DEF had style and was feeling some of it. Music was pretty darn cool in spots. Some parts were "hella" slow. Some with the parents were pretty okay. but ya gotta know its a weird film. If this movie sounds like it's right up your alley, by all means go and watch it. But to me most people this movie will still be weird! No not bad, just weird!

I'm def interested in seeing this guys other films though. He has a "coolish" vibe going on.


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