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Black Rock (2012)

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Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

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Katie Aselton

Writers:

Mark Duplass (screenplay), Katie Aselton (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Aselton ... Abby
Lake Bell ... Lou
Kate Bosworth ... Sarah
Will Bouvier ... Henry
Jay Paulson ... Derek
Anslem Richardson ... Alex
Carl K. Aselton III Carl K. Aselton III ... Fisherman
Carl Aselton Carl Aselton ... Extra (as Dr. Carl Aselton)
Tyler Openshaw Tyler Openshaw ... Extra
Stephen Smith Stephen Smith ... Extra
Michael Kuhni Michael Kuhni ... Extra
Ron Green Ron Green ... Extra
Henry Barendse Henry Barendse ... Extra
John Davis John Davis ... Extra
Jim Parker Jim Parker ... Extra
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Storyline

Three women who were good friends in the past get back together for the first time since they were kids to spend time on an island called Black Rock. They meet some local hunters and find out they know one of them from when they were children. After inviting them to join them in a few drinks on the beach, the atmosphere changes into one of panic and horror as the situation and friendships are turned on their head in a brutal confrontation. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Not every island is a paradise.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Rock - Überleben ist alles See more »

Filming Locations:

Maine, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,682
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writers Katie Aselton and Mark Duplass are married. See more »

Quotes

Alex: Their girls their somebody's daughter, somebody's sister, they are not HAJIS
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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.75 (2013) See more »

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You Don't Own the Road
Written and Performed by The Kills
Published by Domino Publishing Company of America, Inc.
Courtesy of Domino Recording Co. Ltd
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A good survival story with both character and suspense
19 August 2013 | by pootcSee all my reviews

I went into this with no expectations and Black Rock is a decent little Indie thriller with some good suspense-filled moments. The story revolves around three long-time friends, two of whom are feuding who camp out on their old stomping ground of Black Rock to reconnect only their party is interrupted by three men who we learn have been dishonorable discharged from the army and aren't exactly friendly.

All hell breaks loose and the three heroines are hunted down. It's nothing we haven't seen before but the poor reviews are surprisingly poor for what seemed like a decent little movie. It has its flaws but character and the suspense are both there and the ladies Aselton(Abby) who also happens to be the director gave it a solid effort. Lake Bell (Lou) with and Kate Bosworth their roles exceptionally well for this story which never goes too over the top and stays believable for the most part.

It won't be winning any major awards but in my books it was a good survival story which had me interested all the way to the end.

6/10 (though rated 7 because it was better than people say it is)


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