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Bereft (2004)

R | | Drama | 20 October 2004 (USA)
A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while dealing with her family, employer, and other residents of her small town.


Tim Daly (as Timothy Daly), Clark Mathis


Peter Ferland




Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinessa Shaw ... Molly
Tim Blake Nelson ... Dennis
Patrick Burleigh ... Joel
Tim Daly ... Happy
Amy Van Nostrand ... Jodi
Marsha Mason ... Helen
Edward Herrmann ... Lloyd
Michael C. Hall ... Jonathan
Charma Bonnanno Charma Bonnanno ... Customer #1
Piper Goodeve Piper Goodeve ... Jill
Marissa McGowan Marissa McGowan ... Bride
Sam Daly ... Kenny
Joshua J. Masters Joshua J. Masters ... Groom
Sam Lloyd Sr. Sam Lloyd Sr. ... Old Man
Jeffrey Dreisbach Jeffrey Dreisbach ... Sheriff


A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while dealing with her family, employer, and other residents of her small town.

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widow | vermont | independent film | See All (3) »


Life can change in a flash.



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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Interesting Beautiful movie on grief and recovery
24 October 2004 | by dshawger1See all my reviews

I just returned from the Hamptons International Film Festival and wanted to comment on the film "Bereft".

This is a beautiful movie about a topic most American's know so little about and are very uncomfortable with "Grief from the loss of a Loved One".

Following the death of her husband, young fiancé Molly spends her time avoiding her grief. The movie was often beautiful to watch. The colors were somewhat exaggerated in many scenes, and the story was mesmerizing to follow.

Molly, unfortunately was a miscast. The actor who plays Molly is very young and beautiful. She is believable in this role. However, she doesn't capture her grief as well as the audience wants her to. Very few actors could do this. The only young actor that I could see in this role would be Claire Danes.

I loved the scenes where Molly would use a Polaroid camera to snap pictures "behind" her to capture her deceased husband in any glimpse.

Also, great camera stills and angle shots. Very thought provoking "Art Film".

Kudos to Tim Daly as Director and Producer. I give the movie a B+


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Release Date:

20 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Volta à Estrada See more »

Filming Locations:

Vermont, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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