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Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

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The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.

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Skerritt
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Sylvie Guthrie
Jacklynn Smith ...
Sylvie Guthrie
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Sweetie
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Bear
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Sissy
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Freddy
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Zellner
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Lt. Townes
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The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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16 August 2013 (USA)  »

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A Texas Love Story  »

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$26,419 (USA) (18 August 2013)

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$387,606 (USA) (29 September 2013)
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The title is director David Lowery's "mondegreen" - a mishearing of a song lyric - and has no actual meaning. See more »

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When Bob visits Skerritt and they embrace, Bob is clearly wearing a wedding ring which is not present in any other scene including in the continuation of this meeting. Given Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie's differing names it could be presumed they are not married. See more »

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Bob Muldoon: Every day I wake up thinking today's the day I'm gonna see you. And one of those days, it will be so. And then we can ride off to somewhere. Somewhere far away.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.193 (2013) See more »

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Here We Are
Written by Andrew Tinker
Performed by Chuck Brown, Austin Green, Mara Lee Miller, Steffin Ratliff, and Greg Schroeder
Produced by Curtis Heath
Engineered by Curtis Heath
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Classic love story remains true to the genre but has unconventional feel
12 June 2013 | by (Dallas) – See all my reviews

If I had seen this film outside of a film festival setting I probably would not have appreciated it as much. Fortunately, director David Lowery provided amazing insight into his thought process and artistic intent as he crafted this film.

His attempt to create a "classic" film, distinguishable for its details but otherwise typical of the star-crossed lovers genre, resulted in something so much more. The characters are much more complex and do not fit neatly into their traditional archetypes. The audience will feel conflicted throughout, growing partial to different characters and rooting for different outcomes at various junctures in the film. Character introspection and lengthy shots of the landscape definitely took priority over plot development. If the depth of the story matched the depth of the characters this would be a truly great film.

The performances are second-to-none and the film was expertly cast. The hand clapping percussion and fiddle gives the score a uniquely southern, soulful feel; anyone from Texas can attest, the combination of score and cinematography will let the audience know what small-town Texas feels like.

Lowery prefaced the film as a cinematic "folk song" and it totally had the feel of a Townes Van Zandt ballad. If the film-goer keeps the folk song description in mind they'll truly appreciate the film's nuances and enjoy the experience.


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