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The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - who meet in tragedy. Years pass and they must come to terms with themselves and one another.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minnie Driver ... Ana Nichols
Jeremy Renner ... Saul Gregor
Bobby Coleman ... Jesse Nichols
Adam Rodriguez ... Steven
David Denman ... Marty Nichols
Emily Harrison ... Wendy
Bill McKinney ... Benjamin Gregor
Francesca P. Roberts ... Principal
Jessica Stier ... Mrs. Bachanas
Rocky Marquette ... Mark
Paul Schackman ... Sam
Griff Furst ... Young Mechanic
Shane Woodson ... Older Mechanic
Courtenay Taylor ... Truck Driver (as Courtenay Kellen Taylor)
Louis Mandylor ... Terrell
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The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - who meet in tragedy. Years pass and they must come to terms with themselves and one another.

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What Would You Do?

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some violent and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossing Paths See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,264, 20 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,109, 27 July 2008
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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[last lines]
Saul Gregor: [confronted by Ana in the prison holding room] I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I've tried to imagine... who you are, what your day was like before. I put together your entire life in a single moment.
[remembering the moment he held the gun on her]
Saul Gregor: I feel like I know you. I *don't* know who you are. Or what I have taken from you. For that I am so sorry.
Ana Nichols: I tried for so long not to give you a face. it's so much better when you don't have a face. All these details of you in my mind, in my ...
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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I Lose Gravity
Performed by Annmarie Solo
Courtesy of Solo Sunshine Records
Written by Annmarie Solo (ASCAP)
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well crafted production . . . but lacks real credibility
17 July 2017 | by charles000See all my reviews

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Yes, it is a well crafted production, powerfully presented in the context of the message it hopes to deliver.

But this is where I part ways with the obvious intention of the film, which I can't really articulate here without providing a spoiler to its conclusion.

My point here is that the actions of Saul, remarkably well portrayed by Jeremy Remmer, is framed in the context of a sympathetic character, fraught with a difficult array of bad choices made under duress, resulting in a horrific criminal outcome.

But that's not how such things usually come about in real life. In real life, the perpetrators of horrific crimes are very often myopically self absorbed, violent sociopaths and psychopaths, completely without remorse or even the remotest capacity for anything resembling a conscience.

This is where the film fails completely.

Ana Nichols delivers her version of Minnie about as perfectly as any actress could to portray the circumstances represented in the story.

It's not the acting, or quality of production and directing, all of which were very well done, that I have trouble with.

It's the heavily slanted purported message the film is trying to drive, which is so remarkably out of sync with the actual reality it tries to portray, that makes me back away from offering a higher rating than what I offer here.

Sorry . . . 6 stars is about as far as I can go with this one.


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