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The Things We Carry (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 September 2009 (USA)
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When her drug-addict mother dies, Emmie returns home, traveling through the underbelly of suburbia looking for a package her mother has left behind, reconnecting with her estranged sister, Eve, along the way.

Director:

Ian McCrudden

Writer:

Alyssa Lobit
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Alyssa Lobit ... Emmie
Catherine Kresge ... Eve
Alexis Rhee ... Sunny
Daniel Zacapa ... Leslie
Ilene Graff ... Kim
Rob Moran ... Steven
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Beth (as Jennifer Blanc)
Frank Merino Frank Merino ... Jose
Marshall Manesh ... Manager
Johnny Whitworth ... Jeremiah
Tonya Kay ... Samara
Austin Basis ... Jake
Josh Pence ... Lance (as Joshua Pence)
Tria Xiong Tria Xiong ... Ma Lee
Angela Oh ... Dr. Park
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When her drug-addict mother dies, Emmie returns home, traveling through the underbelly of suburbia looking for a package her mother has left behind, reconnecting with her estranged sister, Eve, along the way.

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the key to moving forward lies in the past

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Drama

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Not Rated
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This movie is inspired by a personal story. Writer and Actress Alyssa Lobit chose the name "Emmie" for the lead character she played as a tongue-in-cheek way of revealing this: Spoken aloud, "Emmie" is M-E, or "me". See more »

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Great film made by two sisters
17 April 2010 | by boy129349See all my reviews

As a psychiatrist, so often I see patients who remain stuck in the trauma of their family. The very existence of this fascinating and moving film--made by two sisters whose mother struggled with drug addiction--demonstrates the transformative power of art. That the Lobit sisters worked together to write, produce, and have one of them star in this movie is a testament to their talent. The film stands on its own as a great story, but it was especially inspiring to see the filmmakers together answering questions after the Wisconsin Film Festival and to learn that although the film wasn't entirely autobiographical, it does in many ways represent their own triumph over hardship.


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English

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21 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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