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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

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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 ... Herself
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.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Antiga Alegria See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,310, 27 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$255,352, 6 May 2007
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Jon Raymond original story, there is no mention of Mark listening to talk radio in the car. The book also does not include the dog. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, they are on Hwy 30 near the St. Johns Bridge, driving in the direction of Astoria, which is AWAY from the hot springs they are going to. Then suddenly, inexplicably, they're in Colton, and heading towards the hot springs. 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 At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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an excellent, quiet film....a nice change of pace
20 January 2007 | by holtgrewe32See all my reviews

which is exactly what this film is supposed to be. Boring? Not a chance, unless of course you're a fan of what film has unfortunately become; chaotic cross cuts of meaningless images.

The soundtrack, the acting, the direction and scenery all add to this beautiful, intimate story about two friends trying to find solace in this chaos we call life.

Too many films today think high powered story lines, which generally equal meaningless dialogue make for an interesting film, which couldn't be farther from the truth.

It's about time we let film be film by allowing the images to tell the story.

Don't miss it. This is a nice, rare gem.


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