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Off the Map (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama | 4 April 2007 (Australia)
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An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.

Director:

Campbell Scott

Writers:

Joan Ackermann (play), Joan Ackermann (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Amy Brenneman ... Adult Bo
Valentina de Angelis ... Young Bo
Joan Allen ... Arlene
Sam Elliott ... Charley
J.K. Simmons ... George
Boots Southern Boots Southern ... Rusty
J.D. Garfield J.D. Garfield ... Romero
Jim True-Frost ... William Gibbs
Matthew E. Montoya Matthew E. Montoya ... Store Clerk (as Matthew Montoya)
Kathy Griego Kathy Griego ... Consuela
William Hart McNichols William Hart McNichols ... Interpreter (as Fr. William Hart McNichols)
Timothy Martinez Timothy Martinez ... Priest (as Fr. Timothy Martinez)
J.D. Hawkins ... Jack
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An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.

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A Very Powerful Place

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 April 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Off the Map See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,865, 13 March 2005

Gross USA:

$1,317,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,319,492
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Holedigger Films See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie took place in 1974, as a radio played Richard Nixon's resignation announcement during one scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adult Bo: [narrating] The summer my father was depressed the face of our Lord Jesus Christ appeared on a tortilla at the Taos Junction Cafe. It hung on a nail by the door, and pilgrims came to bear witness. Maria, who saw the face emerge and fainted dead away, wanted to shellac it to preserve it for all eternity. It was a wish of vanity, for she'd hoped only to extend her new-found notoriety. But time had its way, and within the years the face was gone, though something of its anguish ...
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Simple character study beautifully realized
28 August 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

The great thing about "Off the Map" is how beautifully it tells its simple story. It's about a family, mother (Joan Allen), father (Sam Elliott) and daughter named Bo who live completely by their own means, and well off the main road. Having not paid taxes on the little bit of money they make, an IRS agent (Jim True-Frost) comes to find them.

It really is just a character study, primarily about the daughter as she watches the interactions of the adults around her and what she really wants out of life, and about the IRS agent who learns about himself by meeting these people who live their life in a way he never realized.

It's an independent drama driven by a simple narrative and simple shots. The characters aren't all investigated as they probably should have been, and it does move very slowly. But for those who like sitting back and just observing characters, "Off the Map" is well done. I was particularly impressed by Jim True-Frost's performance, and the young Valentina De Angelis as Bo.


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