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I Used to Be Darker (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 25 December 2013 (France)
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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Taryn
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Abby
Ned Oldham ...
Bill
Kim Taylor ...
Kim
Nicholas Petr ...
Nick
Geoff Grace ...
Geoff
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Camille
Declan Sammon ...
Sam
Jack Carneal ...
Jack
Jimi Zhivago ...
Jimi
Ellis Woodward ...
Tom
John Belanger ...
Ben
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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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25 December 2013 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Palia, zousa sto skotadi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,533 (USA) (29 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 »

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American Child
Written and Performed by Kim Taylor
Courtesy of Kim Taylor
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Darkness
24 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What to do when your world is in turmoil? You escape. Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in the USA only to discover that they are on a rocky road themselves. Taryn connects with Abby, her cousin and becomes a bridge of sorts as this family transitions into a new dynamic. This movie has some very emotionally charged scenes and shares the truth that no matter how bad you think you may have it, the grass is not always greener on the other side. In this movie it shares the tale of the realities and complexities of the modern family. Change is a constant force and no one is immune to the complexities of family dynamics. I saw this film as part of the Atlanta Film Festival


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