76 user 26 critic

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

Sidney Hall (original title)
2:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.


Shawn Christensen
1,902 ( 1,792)





Credited cast:
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Duane
Michelle Monaghan ... Mrs. Hall
Elle Fanning ... Melody
Logan Lerman ... Sidney Hall
Tim Blake Nelson ... Johan
Kyle Chandler ... The Searcher
Janina Gavankar ... Gina
Margaret Qualley ... Alexandra
Nathan Lane ... Harold
Blake Jenner ... Brett Newport
Jolie Chan ... Japanese Fan
Michael Drayer ... Max
Ariane Rinehart ... Darcy
Alex Karpovsky ... Bauer
Christina Brucato ... Jeanine


Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


It's all about beginnings.


Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »






Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sidney Hall See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The film was originally going to be a Scott Free Productions project, when it was acquired in 2008. Joe Russo was to direct, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott were to be the executive producers, Michael Costigan was to be the producer and Jim Sturgess was to play Sidney Hall. Pre-production halted in 2009, however, and no development took place until the writer, Shawn Christensen, looked to take the project under his wing in late 2014. See more »


When Sidney is laying in his front yard, he has his hands behind his head. But when Brett walks up he removes his right and lays it on his chest. But in the next camera shot, both hands are behind his head again. See more »


Sidney Hall: Gloria... she had a virginal quality that contrasted with her ice cool outer shell... yeah, she was a bitch, for sure... Her breasts, her cheekbones, her legs; she saw that in the mirror every morning and was well aware of the power they held over men. No one could touch her or intimidate her. I once saw Brad Dorsey, the captain of the soccer team, crying by his locker. She had dumped him after one date and took his balls with her. From that day forward he never played sports again.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Don't believe the critics
7 March 2018 | by nikashviliSee all my reviews

Even though Sidney Hall is not perfect, it's a compelling story with some nice writing, and in my opinion, superb acting by Lerman and Fanning. It has a weird way to tell the story, starts somewhere in the end and then jumps through timeline several times. But after all, it does make sense. In fact, I loved last 20 minutes of the movie. It gave all the answers, they made sense, and it was kinda sad.

36 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 76 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed