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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 11 March 2016 (USA)
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After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

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Dan Trachtenberg

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Josh Campbell (screenplay by), Matthew Stuecken (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Goodman ... Howard
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Michelle
John Gallagher Jr. ... Emmett
Douglas M. Griffin ... Driver
Suzanne Cryer ... Woman
Bradley Cooper ... Ben (voice)
Sumalee Montano ... Voice on Radio (voice)
Frank Mottek ... Radio Broadcaster (voice)
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Storyline

After getting in a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? Written by Paramount Pictures

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Outside is dangerous... inside is terrifying. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including frightening sequences of threat with some violence, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Valencia See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,702,752, 13 March 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,897,215, 22 May 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Goodman was wearing a Missouri shirt through part of the movie. He was born and raised in Missouri. See more »

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When Michelle goes in the venting system to reset the air filtration unit, no one seems to think it might be important to clear whatever was preventing them from accessing it in the first place. And it would have been easier for Michelle to later use it to escape. See more »

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[first lines]
Ben: [on phone] Michelle, please don't hang up. Just talk to me, okay? I can't believe you just left.
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Part of this are a total 9, but it also drags at times, and is an awkward mash
11 November 2016 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

This is a tricky movie to review because it tries to do three different things, and it does two of them well. It's a movie that gets so much better as it goes, you hate the manipulative first twenty minutes more and more.

The problem is worse because I don't want to give away the plot. There are a few key twists that are part of what makes the movie special. The last section, which I can't outline a bit, is by far the best part, and it isn't given time to develop. Oddly, the last part is also preposterous, and the main character survives against all logic, and the first sections of the film strive for true fictional accuracy.

So, ultimately, the point of the film is to surprise and surprise. What really bothered me was the way the first section, where the leading woman is help captive (you learn this right away), tries to mislead us in a sensational way that doesn't make sense with the main central part of the film.

John Goodman, the big name here, plays a survivalist who is portrayed as a good guy with a mixed up sense of justice (and some personal loose screws). He's pretty good, though doesn't command the role quite the way he does some others in his career. The shelter he's created is elaborate, and the crisis outside the shelter is kept ambiguous— and doubtful—which is a great bit of suspense.

The final section almost seems to suggest a sequel—one that would be utterly different than this film. Watch for it (if it happens) because it should be fun.


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