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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) (16 August 2013)

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$387,606 (USA) (27 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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Bluejay Lullaby
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Written by Curtis Heath
Performed by Rooney Mara
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David Lowery's Memorable & Courageous Period Piece
30 August 2013 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

David Lowery has constructed a beautiful, atmospheric, little indie film with this 1970's Texas crime melodrama. At every point where Lowery could have added Hollywood flourishes and gimmicks to make the film more commercial he refuses to do so. The result is a thin crime & punishment type plot that functions as a canvas for this tone poem about passion and tragedy. I don't know if I could say there's anything ultimately redemptive about these sad, doomed characters but perhaps it's enough to say that they possess a degree of humanity that makes us pity them for the choices they've made. This is another triumph for Rooney Mara who is excellent as a strong, young woman who desires a better life and a man who can't get it for her. There's great irony in the way events turn out for her and it's all totally believable. I was also impressed with Casey Affleck's performance as her lover and small time criminal. In supporting roles there's Nate Parker as a friend of Affleck; Ben Foster's sympathetic police officer and Keith Carradine soaring as a town elder and father figure to Rooney and Affleck. "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a great looking picture and Bradford Young deserves all the praise he has earned for his cinematography.


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