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Old Joy (2006)

Unrated | | Drama | 26 January 2007 (UK)
Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

Director:

Kelly Reichardt
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel London ... Mark
Will Oldham ... Kurt
Tanya Smith Tanya Smith ... Tanya
Robin Rosenberg Robin Rosenberg ... Waitress
Keri Moran Keri Moran ... Lawnmower
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Autumn Campbell Autumn Campbell ... Diner Patron
Steve Doughton Steve Doughton ... Diner Patron
Lucy ... Self
Matt McCormick Matt McCormick ... Weed Salesman
P.C. Peri P.C. Peri
Darren Prolsen Darren Prolsen ... Homeless Man
Jillian Wieseneck Jillian Wieseneck ... Diner Patron
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Storyline

Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #1008. See more »

Goofs

The trail to Bagby is much more improved than the hike they went to the springs. You don't actually traverse any logs like they do. Friends of Bagby have made bridges over any areas that would be hard to cross like that. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kurt: [on answering machine] Hey, it's Kurt. I'm calling you, I'm in town, and I'm just hoping you're around. I don't know if you're there or what. Pick it up, man. You will not regret it.
Mark: Hey, Kurt... So you're here?... Where you staying?... Yeah, thanks, the rumors are true... Nah, we didn't what to know... Oh yeah, whatcha got, lay it on me... Sure, I can be in to that... I could use some time in the woods, absolutely...
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Crazy Credits

A disclaimer says that the Bagby Hot Springs does not allow nudity or the consumption of alcoholic beverages. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adam (2019) See more »

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shocking picture of 'old joy'
30 January 2007 | by marrik-1See all my reviews

How stale can a friendship become? What is its history? What are the reasons to continue the friendship for each individual?

These are some (open end) questions the director explores in this portrait of two 30+ men. One conceited and afraid; the other needy and (therefore more?)daring.

For me Old Joy meant a recognition of some of the (sick) mechanisms that work below the surface of a relationship. As anything from below moral standards it appears dark, naked, and shocking. But it is as it is, truth overrules beauty in this respect.

For me, the director has left enough room for making the movie personal. well done!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,310, 27 August 2006

Gross USA:

$255,923

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$301,047
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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