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Shit Year (2010)

Unrated | | Drama | 11 August 2011 (Germany)
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An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing.

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Cam Archer

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Cam Archer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Colleen West
Luke Grimes ... Harvey West
Bob Einstein ... Rick
Theresa Randle ... Marion
Melora Walters ... Shelly
Josh Blaylock ... Not Marcus
David Zellner ... Hal Ashland
Djuna Bel ... Girl in Bed
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An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing.

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Drama

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Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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Smile For No One
Written by Sarabeth Tucek
Performed by Luke Grimes
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i don't usually write stuff online, but...
14 February 2017 | by reylySee all my reviews

...i feel like i have to set something against what has been written about this film in an earlier review on this website. sht year is a very sensitive, empathetic portrait about an eccentric, depressive yet somehow sympathetic woman, it is a film about loss, the loss of meaning, sense, purpose, occupation, loss of love and ultimately about the fear of the end of loss of having nothing more to lose. since the other review is highly subjective and since i don't know how to write a decent review i will just say: there are a lot of things i like about this film, i just watched it again after about 3 years and, again, i greatly enjoyed it. but even if you're not into the kind of photography/videoart aesthetics archer employs along with his talent for stillness, even if you don't recognize the existential struggle with identity and being a real person in a real life world that gifted actors seem to be prone to and which is embodied here by such an actress in a very very courageous, intimate and personal way, even if you do not identify with the character or the imagery, one must acknowledge that it is a strong and unusual film. it is by no means trashy or cheap or attempting to be something it is not, like the other review suggests. im not saying you're wrong in not enjoying it since its your subjective experience, but you're making it sound like its impossible that anyone might enjoy it and its total crap which is not true at all. it is a strong movie, it has a strong point, and a sense of urgency. it is artistic expression by means of film on a high level in the way its written, performed, captured and produced. so im not saying its for anyone, everyone should watch it, but i like it a lot and its certainly worth a shot. it deserves to be taken seriously, please don't just dismiss it because one dude on IMDb couldn't make sense of it. i could and i recommend it as well as archers first feature length film "wild tigers I've known" (again very specific images, but if they tell your story it can feel like someone knows whats in your heart and i am thankful for that, its the best thing about art!)


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