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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.

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Ian McCrudden

Writer:

Alyssa Lobit
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... 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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Language:

English

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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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awesome indie film
12 October 2010 | by lisamrubinSee all my reviews

Intense. Real. Gripping. Relatable. Well written. Visually captivating. This is a wonderful indie flick that pulls you in and really captures the struggles of a family affected by drugs abuse. I found myself relating to its characters and their emotional battles which is always a tell tale sign of an amazing film. This movie definitely pulls on your heartstrings and you come away with the feeling that you've been let in on something very personal and also thinking about how you would feel and act if this story was actually your life. For being an independent movie, the production is really top notch and you can tell the film makers and actors put their heart and soul into bringing the story to life. Kudos and bravo to everyone involved in this movie!!!


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