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Into the Forest (2015)

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After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.



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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. With this in mind, after a lingering power outage, a father and his two daughters will find themselves trapped in a completely different reality; one that will change their lives forever. But is this outage regional, or does it affect the entire country? As these, and other, more crucial questions require an answer, no one can tell if the family has what it takes to survive, nonetheless, they still have no other choice but to put to the test their skills, adaptability and endurance, but above of all, challenge the integrity of their familial bonds. Written by Nick Riganas

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Hope is power


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of violence involving rape, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dans la forêt  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,438, 29 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,438, 29 July 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Performed by Sylvan Esso , with vocals by Amelia Meath
Written by Amelia Meath (SESAC), Molly Sarle (SESAC), Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (as Alexandra Monnig) (SESAC), and Nicholas Sanborn
Published by LNF (SESAC), Molly Erin (SESAC), Night Paver Publishing (SESAC), administered by Domino US Publishing Company USA (SESAC) / Big Deal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Partisan Records
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Good drama with solid performances
1 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Listed as a drama and a sci-fi here but there are not very much sci-fi about it except for it taking place a couple years maybe into the future, but yeah no time traveling, aliens or robots or any of the sort so don't go into it expecting anything of that.

It is a rather down to earth human drama with some scenes of suspense but mostly a drama about human endurance in hard times.

Reading through some of the negative comments on the message-board I get the impression that people thought that this would be some sort of lesbian erotic drama (maybe because the only trivia currently listed is that Ellen Page does her first nude scene in it) but that is not the case, and the scene is not very explicit either.

And some complain about animal cruelty, which is not even shown on screen, there is a quick scene where a animal gets visibly butchered but it's ridiculous to call it animal cruelty as the animal most likely suffered more humane treatment than the meat you buy in store and it was of course already dead.

So those things are something I think are partly the reasons why there are quite a few negative reviews about it.

Not saying that the movie is flawless but I think it was a well spent 95 minutes and one I will watch again sometime most likely.

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