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Dark Places (2015)

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Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.
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Runner Day
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Trey Teepano (as J LaRose)
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Diane
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Michelle Day
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Debby Day
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Magda
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Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In 1985, her entire family was murdered. 30 years later, the truth emerges.


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Rated R for some disturbing violence, language, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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18 June 2015 (USA)  »

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Lugares oscuros  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Christina Hendricks was originally cast as Krissi Cates, while Samantha Morton was cast as Patty Day. When Morton dropped out just prior to filming, Hendricks took on the role of Patty, and Drea de Matteo assumed the role of Krissi. See more »

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Although it is only 1985, forensics at this time was strong enough to get fingerprints. Ben did not touch the gun throughout the entire movie, therefore he would have had no prints on it. See more »

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Libby Day: I am, I guess, depressed. I guess I've been depressed for about twenty-four years. I can feel a better version of me somewhere in there - hidden behind a liver or attached to a bit of spleen within my stunted, childish body - a Libby that's telling me to get up, do something, grow up, move on. But the meanness usually wins out.
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Featured in Dark Places: About the Author: Gillian Flynn (2015) See more »

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I Love the Land
Written by Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones
Performed by Belong
Courtesy of Kranky, Ltd.
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Lack of pace and discernible direction lead to disappointment
31 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

A lack of pace and discernible direction robs Dark Places of any real interest.

Like the main character Libby Day this is a listless, aimless, rather lifeless film, so over injected with cynicism and nihilism that you quickly stop caring who did what to who.

The acting is passable but I'm damned if I see what the fuss is regarding Charlize Theron. I've yet to see anything from this actor that's truly impressive. This film is no exception. Wandering around in a hat being sarcastic, glaring and smoking, just don't cut the acting mustard in my estimation. My advice, give this one a miss. Three out of ten from me.


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