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Resolution (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 23 January 2013 (USA)
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A man imprisons his estranged junkie friend in an isolated cabin in the boonies of San Diego to force him through a week of sobriety, but the events of that week are being mysteriously manipulated.

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Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead (as Aaron Scott Moorhead)

Writer:

Justin Benson
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Peter Cilella ... Michael Danube
Vinny Curran ... Chris Daniels
Emily Montague ... Jennifer Danube
Kurt David Anderson ... Billy (as Kurt Anderson)
Skyler Meacham Skyler Meacham ... Micah
Josh Higgins Josh Higgins ... Ted Tellensworth
Zahn McClarnon ... Charles
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Byron
Carmel Benson Carmel Benson ... Sara
Justin Benson ... Justin the Level 3 UFO Cult Member
Aaron Moorhead ... Level 2.5 UFO Cult Member
David Lawson Jr. ... Dave the Level 1 UFO Cult Member (as David Clarke Lawson Jr.)
Glen Roberts Glen Roberts ... Charles' Friend 1
Bob Low Bob Low ... Charles' Friend 2
Michael Felker Michael Felker ... White Trash Kid With Soldering Iron
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Soon-to-be-a-dad Michael makes a last ditch effort to save his longtime but addicted friend Chris from a foreseeable drug related death. Visiting Chris and handcuffing him to an exposed plumbing pipe, Michael forces his buddy into detox, but while watching over his friend he also discovers that all is not right within the territory Chris has drifted into. Situated on Indian Reservation land, the area seems to attract a number of strange people. Someone or some thing has a longtime interest in recording activities in the area, all captured on a variety of recording devices (CDs, film, phonographs, etc.). Michael comes to understand he's been pulled into the latest "story" of an unseen entity, one with a grizzly resolution projected for him and his pal unless they can possibly work out their own agreeable alternate ending. Written by statmanjeff

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Actor Vinny Curran insisted to be tazed by Peter Cilella with the stun gun. The crew would often taze each other for fun, resulting in someone dropping and shattering a day's worth of coffee. See more »

Quotes

Byron: How does an isolated tribesman in Ecuador know the difference between an alien, an angel, and a ghost?
Michael Danube: I have no idea.
Byron: He doesn't, but he tells a story to make sense of the infinite.
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Featured in Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson on 'Resolution' (2018) See more »

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Stoneback Ridge
Written by Dan Martinez
Performed by Karl Kerfoot, Dan Martinez, Jake Reed
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Funny, mysterious and odd
13 April 2014 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

A deeply oddball, and pretty entertaining low budget mash-up of character study, humor, and metaphysical horror. It's not like anything you've seen before, but it achieves that effect by taking a LOT of elements you've seen before, and having fun combining them in novel ways.

A young guy - Michael - who seems to have his life pretty together goes out to try and save his depressed, meth-head, gun loving friend – Chris – who is living alone in the middle of the woods. The unanswered question of who took the video of this Chris acting so crazy sets the tone for this film full of unexplained weirdness that creates a generally tense and creepy atmosphere despite any clear resolution to many of the questions (that's only one of several meanings the pun-laden title seems to have).

Much of the film is the relationship between these two men, and how Chris reacts to being forced to go cold turkey after Michael handcuffs him to a wall pipe. Both the acting and dialogue wavers between fun, honest, touching and a touch amateurish. Chris has one of the easier, least believable sudden withdrawals from serious addition I can remember seeing on film. But this film doesn't seem too worried about being real. It seems far more interested in being entertaining and leaving you wondering just what things mean; that old, creepy photo, the escapee from a local loony bin who knocks on the window at night, the fact that they are on Indian lands with a bad history. Do these things mean anything? Or do we just assume they do from a lifetime of horror and suspense films? The film-makers aren't always saying, they want us to wonder for ourselves… and to smile while we shiver just a bit. I'll be curious to watch this again. It seems like a repeat viewing will either reveal its shallowness or uncover hidden depths


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23 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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