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For Ellen (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 September 2012 (France)
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A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.

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So Yong Kim (as SoYong Kim)

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So Yong Kim (as SoYong Kim)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Joby Taylor
Peter Roberts Peter Roberts ... Tow-Truck Guy
William Roberts William Roberts ... Tow-Truck Guy
Jon Heder ... Fred Butler
Margarita Levieva ... Claire Taylor
Julian Gamble ... Mr. Hamilton
Dakota Johnson ... Cindy
Ronald Walter Mandigo Ronald Walter Mandigo ... Claire Taylor's Fiancé / Bowling Alley Extra
Mara Pelifian Mara Pelifian ... Mrs. Butler
Shaylena Mandigo Shaylena Mandigo ... Ellen Taylor
Jena Malone ... Susan
Mike Almond Mike Almond ... Bar Extra (as Michael Almond)
Gabrielle Bergeron Gabrielle Bergeron ... Bar Extra
Bonnie Lucia Bonnie Lucia ... Bar Extra
Robert Jordan Robert Jordan ... Bar Extra
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Storyline

Joby Taylor, having risked home and family in pursuit of the roll-and-roll dream, finds himself being asked to surrender all rights of paternity to his six-year-old daughter Ellen in a divorce settlement. With much at stake at this late stage, is it too late for him to start being a father? That's the question as he approaches a deadline decision to either surrender or fight. Written by statmanjeff

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dla Ellen See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,000, 9 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,282, 9 September 2012
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Produced and edited by director So Yong Kim's husband, Bradley Rust Gray. See more »

Quotes

Joby Taylor: What's wrong?
Ellen Taylor: Why didn't you come see me before?
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Connections

References Five Easy Pieces (1970) See more »

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Still Of The Night
Written by David Coverdale and John Sykes
Performed by Whitesnake
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For Ellen
22 February 2013 | by xpositivebenxSee all my reviews

I am pretty sure that a lot of people will not like this film due to the slow pace but it's most definitely worth a watch. Paul Dano the main actor has done a great job in his career and this is no exception, he carries this film all the way through and although he plays a very passive role you have to look a little beyond this to realise it.

A fantastic film from So Yong Kim and the cast. This was visually effective too. One scene that stood out for me was the bar scene (not going into any details for people reading this). Definitely a high rated film and executed well.

Make sure you give this film a view.


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