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Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 March 2014 (USA)
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After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality.

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Daniel Patrick Carbone (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Ryan Jones ... Tommy
Nathan Varnson ... Eric
Colm O'Leary Colm O'Leary ... Ian's Father
Thomas Cruz Thomas Cruz ... Tristan
Christina Starbuck ... Mother
Chris Kies ... Father
Andrew M. Chamberlain ... Blake
Clark Middleton ... Religious Man
Ivan Tomic Ivan Tomic ... Ian
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After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality. Hide Your Smiling Faces is an atmospheric exploration of rural American life through the often distorted lens of youth. Written by Daniel Patrick Carbone

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krypste ta hamogela sas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

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Flies Collective See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Immediately after Eric pets the bear, a close-up shot shows him standing and turning to his left, supposedly watching the bear pass by, but the following long-shot shows Eric's back to the camera watching the bear as it passes him by on his right side. Unless he spun fully around and allowed the bear to walk behind him between cuts, he should be facing the camera. See more »

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No plot, no questions answered. Poor excuse for an "art" film
26 March 2015 | by mmagliaroSee all my reviews

Honestly, I've seen plenty of offbeat art films where there is no concrete plot and the movie is really about the angst and emotions of the characters. But even then, I expect something to happen. I expect to see some character development, some questions answered, some conclusions.

This film offers none of those. It is 90 minutes of some kids rambling around after the mysterious death of one of their friends. We never know what they think, how they feel, or how the events affect them. We never know what to think of their parents, or the dead boy's father.

I'm sorry, there is just no plot, no story, not even a thread of one, to hold this thing together. Count how many times one of the characters answers a question, "I don't know" in this film. Every question is answered this way, so you can't form any opinions about any of the characters.

I'll leave you with one final thought. The way the scenes cut from one to the next, with no connective tissue between them, they could be shown in almost any order and it wouldn't make any difference.


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