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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

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

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Shawn Christensen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Lerman ... Sidney Hall
Elle Fanning ... Melody
Kyle Chandler ... The Searcher
Michelle Monaghan ... Mrs. Hall
Blake Jenner ... Brett Newport
Nathan Lane ... Harold
Margaret Qualley ... Alexandra
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Duane
Tim Blake Nelson ... Johan
Janina Gavankar ... Gina
Darren Pettie ... Gerald Hall
Alex Karpovsky ... Mr. Bauer
Michael Chen Michael Chen ... Lewis
Avery Whitted ... Henry Crowe
Ariane Rinehart ... Darcy
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Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

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It's all about beginnings.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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

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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 »

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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 »

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Sidney Hall: Once Melody left me, it dawned on me, looking out at all of those wonderful city lights, that I was just one of those millions of city lights, a tiny little pixel, buried within the white noise of life, blinking on for just a brief second in time.
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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall: a good movie: almost a novel.
11 March 2018 | by niutta-enricoSee all my reviews

An entertaining 2-hour movie, catching (manipulative...) since the first page: undoubtedly Shawn Christensen has talent (I liked very much his 'Before I Disappear, 2014') and a personal style.

The present title is based on a rich and convoluted plot. You might find it somehow 'old fashioned' because it's a little bit too dramatic and celebrates writers and writing a little too much...

But the overall result is actually good. And so are books' parts: hadn't been a movie, it could have been a good novel.


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2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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