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Leave (2011)

R | | Drama, Thriller | May 2011 (USA)
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Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Celestino

Writers:

Rick Gomez (story), Frank John Hughes (story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Gomez ... Henry
Frank John Hughes ... Chris
Vinessa Shaw ... Amy
Ron Livingston ... Dr. Lieberman
Bryan Cranston ... Eliot
M.C. Gainey ... Gus
Freddie Joe Farnsworth ... Dark Man
Brandon Waters ... Henry at 12
Gregory Mikurak Gregory Mikurak ... Chris at 17 (as Gregory Nikurak)
Kari Montgomery Kari Montgomery ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Sholeh Ashtiani Sholeh Ashtiani ... Party Guest
Gary Casey Gary Casey ... Party Guest
Amato D'Apolito ... Party Guest
Michael W. Evrard Michael W. Evrard ... Party Guest
Joshua Gomez ... Party Guest
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Storyline

Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry decides to go to a remote second home to begin work on his next novel, a thriller. While on his way there he encounters a strangely familiar drifter who confronts him with information that threatens to turn everything he knows to be true, upside down. Written by producer

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »
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10 years earlier Rick Gomez, Ron Livingston, Frank John Hughes and James Madio were all in the 2001 HBO show Band Of Brothers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Lieberman: The same?
Henry: The same.
Dr. Lieberman: Still happening every night?
Henry: It's driving me crazy. It's like I... I can't shake it. It's stays with me all day, and I... Is that normal?
Dr. Lieberman: Well, it's not uncommon for a person whose gone through an ordeal to have lingering nightmares.
Henry: The same nightmare? Every night? For six months?
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3 March 2013 | by pmdawnSee all my reviews

Just as a sign of how much this film moved me, this is my first review on IMDb after 3 years of not having much to add or say about countless other movies.

As other reviewers have written, it's tough to talk about "Leave" without spoiling it.

The best I can do is recommend you read the synopsis, perhaps watch the trailer and make up your own mind. Don't fall for the abysmal ratings on IMDb. You can leave and dismiss it as I almost did or stay and be surprised. Do what you want.

You have a choice. One minute into the film and I wasn't sure if this was for me. I chose to let go and enjoy the trip. Turns out this was just what I needed.

I'd describe it as a slow paced psychological thriller. It's a short movie and it's perfect as it is.

I can say I've watched this twice in a row and I'm still thinking about it. I cannot recommend this enough.


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English

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May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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