5.4/10
1,377
7 user 17 critic

The World Made Straight (2015)

R | | Drama | 9 January 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:00 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), | 1 more credit »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The Paddy Lincoln Gang are a rock band with everything - as well as total immersion in sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But their charismatic lead singer holds a dark secret from his past, a secret that is about to explode.

Director: Ben Jagger
Stars: Dean S. Jagger, Joseph DiMasso, Richard Wagner
Lipstikka (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two women reunite in London, where they go over the details of a life-changing event which occurred when they were teenagers in Jerusalem.

Director: Jonathan Sagall
Stars: Clara Khoury, Nataly Attiya, Daniel Caltagirone
Sleepwalkers (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The alter-ego of a teenage boy falls in love with a waitress and finds his night life changing in unexpected ways.

Director: Jason Merrin
Stars: Jeff Ronan, Jessica DiGiovanni, Ryan Nicolls
Glass Chin (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A down-on-his-luck former boxing champ is forced to make a choice between friendship and ambition when he is framed for murder.

Director: Noah Buschel
Stars: Corey Stoll, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup
Fossil (2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Four people staying in a cottage in France find their love-lives getting a lot more exciting when things start to get mixed up.

Director: Alex Walker
Stars: John Sackville, Edith Bukovics, Grant Masters
Changeover (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A girl grieving the horrific loss of her parents moves in with relatives, who try their best to welcome her into the family.

Director: Estes Tarver
Stars: Andre Gower, Alex ter Avest, Madeline Taylor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets.

Director: Sara Colangelo
Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Julia has fibromyalgia, but she's determined to keep up her musical talent no matter what.

Director: Anna Bofarull
Stars: Jan Cornet, Marina Salas, José María Blanco
Flutter I (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Chancer John lives for playing the odds - and he's always willing to take a calculated risk. But when he meets the mysterious and beautiful female bookie Stan, he discovers there's much ... See full summary »

Director: Giles Borg
Stars: Joe Anderson, Ricky Tomlinson, Laura Fraser
I Remember You II (2015)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two strangers feel a supernatural connection after being involved in the same accident.

Director: Claudia Sparrow
Stars: Stefanie Butler, Joe Egender, Jordan Monaghan
Druid Peak (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A troubled teen is sent to live with his estranged father, a park ranger. During his time there, he develops an unusual affinity with and passion for the wolves in a local pack.

Director: Marni Zelnick
Stars: Spencer Treat Clark, Andrew Wilson, Rachel Korine
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Set in Ireland during the War of Independence, two sisters lives are changed forever as they care for a wounded soldier. What transpires is a tragic love story of a household and its inhabitants, caught in the crucible of dark deep secrets.

Directors: Garret Daly, Martina McGlynn
Stars: Tara Breathnach, Muireann Bird, Gerard McCarthy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Dena
...
Lori
...
Carlton
...
Shank
...
Hubert
...
Wesley
...
Father
...
Mother
...
Kera
...
Mr. Atwell
...
Mrs. Ponder (as Sandra Lafferty)
Ryan Taylor Harris ...
Emily
...
Mrs. Triplett
Edit

Storyline

In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, drug content and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daha Iyi Bir Dünya  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Much of the movie was filmed in Madison County. The town frequently shown is Marshall, NC See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leonard: [narrating] Landscape is destiny. I've carried that phrase in my head for years now. I can't remember where it comes from, but I know what it means here. It's a sense of being closed-in. Human limitation. It's different from the Midwest, where possibility sprawls bright and endless in every direction. People in the Himalayas, the Andes, do they live in the passive voice too, like their live aren't real? Their memories fixed, immutable?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A gorgeous film- way, way under rated!
6 February 2016 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is a lovely little film. Wyle plays a fascinating, and multi layered character, that is well written. And he played it very well. The entire film was very well written. I suspect some of the poor reviews were due to the fact that this film was written for adults! It had historical value, as well as interesting characters, that were well developed. The cinematography was excellent, and the editing was also very good. A tight production, that was well directed. The film had a real sense of time and place. The characters seemed genuine, and real. The historical context of the story was well played out.

In the current climate of Hollywood, which is essentially suffering from creative bankruptcy, a film like this is a breath of fresh air. More please.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did anyone else fantasize about a toothless BJ from Minka Kelly chrisg-33
Discuss The World Made Straight (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?