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A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.



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Andy Murray ...
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Old Woman
Carson Nattrass ...
Allan Wallace Dunkeld ...
Boy at hotel
Teegan Weiske ...
Erika Marxx ...
Woman 3


As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own as a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths. Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 January 2015 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Cry/Fly  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,012, 17 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,961, 9 August 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Temperatures dropped as low as minus 30 during the winter shoot in Canada. See more »


Ivan: I don't want to die.
[repeats the line several times]
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What the heck did I just watch?
19 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

An hour and a half into the movie and I am still not entirely sure what is happening. Seriously what the heck am I watching? Terrible movie. Jumps back and forth between the past and future at unrelated points in the story. Dialog is boring. Hard to follow what is going on. Character development is non-existent. The mother discovers she is a mystic healer. The son keeps and trains and keeps predator birds (falcons specifically). The execution of the premise is even more weird and poorly executed than it sounds. This is a really poorly developed story that never should have been made into a movie. Through its entirety the viewer is subjected to bad writing (no range in vocabulary) with a plot that never really happens. The attempt is to masquerade as some deep art piece. It fails. Film was just a crap indie film or a B-Role movie intended to go straight to RedBox. And even it that low bar to shoot for, if the directors hadn't scored Jennifer Connelly in the lead role it wouldn't have even attracted viewership in that subprime outlet. This movie totally relies on viewer recognizing the star on the DVD cover to entice giving the movie a chance. Its not worth the buck you feed into a Redbox machine to rent it. AVOID and spend the hour and a half of your like doing something more worthwhile like try watching paint dry.

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