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In a world that is increasingly dependent on electricity, a power outage seems like an awful predicament. Mankind is using electricity for the past 140 years, but still, we can't imagine ourselves living in a world deprived of electricity. In such a difficult and dreary situation found themselves a father and his two daughters, after a seemingly normal power outage lingered on, changing the lives of everyone in the region. What was the reason for this outage? Is it regional, or does it affect the whole country? No one really knows and as time passes, the family will have to put to the test its survival skills, adaptability and endurance, but most of all, the integrity of the familial bonds. Written by
Although Ellen Page had not met Evan Rachel Wood prior to casting her in this movie, Max Minghella has been a long time friend of Ellen's and had worked with Evan a few years prior in Ides of March. The three bonded during filming. See more »
While the community is suffering from a large scale power outage, the family, upon first venturing to town, stops at a gas station which notes they have no gas. However the gas station has a roof over the pumps, which clearly has lights on. See more »
Wild Is The Wind
Performed by Cat Power
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Canada (SOCAN) o/b/o
Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) / Patti Washington Music
Used by Permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. on behalf of Catherine Hinen Music (ASCAP)
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(I intentionally tried my best to avoid spoilers, but please let me know if I didn't) I would have lost a bet if someone told me Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood were in a flick that sucked, but here you go. Good performances for both, some great emotion, but the whole of the writing suffers from plausibility problems, almost like a freshman film student didn't have a mentor review her work before final submission. It affects really basic things that are glaring. Set aside the narrative on the human condition, etc. for a moment. That can be massaged by the writer to match her message as she sees fit (some of the messages are not all that great, but I'm a guy), but what is obviously lacking in the story is the amount of technical consult work that must be done to ensure any viewer that has a slight idea of how things work doesn't turn away from the film before the conclusion. Perhaps I'm not part of the target audience? Unclear. Is it ready for the 2am slot of the lifetime network? Sure, why not? Every other medium will probably leave the viewer wondering if this same story could have been told with a lot more attention to detail. I mostly can't stand remakes, but I would welcome another crack at this.
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