Backlight is a movie starring Joaquim de Almeida, Michelle Mania, and Skyler Day. Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jay
Michelle Mania ... Lucy's Mother
... Lucy
... Matt
... Daniel
Evelina Pereira ... Helena
... Old Farmer
... Motel Receptionist
Jeff Swarthout ... School Principal
Renee Ainsworth ... Claire (voice)
James LaGrappe ... Brad
... Jamie
Catherine Carmichael ... Jamie's Mother
... Waitress (as Ana Paula Lopes)
... Sandy
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Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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22 July 2010 (Portugal)  »

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Little Wonders  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€41,989 (Portugal), 25 July 2010
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The "Old Farmer" is driving a 1958 Mercury M-100 pick-up truck. See more »

Quotes

Claire: [speaking on cell phone] What I mean is, that he jumped into the lake, drowned, and woke up trying to save Jennifer.
Matt: Isn't Jennifer dead at this point?
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References A Canção de Lisboa (1933) See more »

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Dawnbreakz
Written by Anders Lindkvist
Performed by Anders Lindkvist
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How to take a nice idea for a movie and ruin everything in one and a half hours
23 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I'm from Portugal and i really wanted this movie to be good, to be proud of Portuguese cinema but...

The movie has a lot of mistakes, like out of focus pictures (scene where mother and daughter talk on the roof) and the scene where the boy is talking with the old men on the car.

The acting is mostly bad, except for the Mother which is REALLY REALLY, dreadful bad.

The idea of the movie was good, but the bad plot, the catastrophic acting (have i mentioned how bad the mother's acting was?) and out of focus pictures just become unacceptable.

There are far better movies in Portugal, we didn't needed to go to USA to make such a bad movie...

If you want my advice watch real Portuguese movies and not this...


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