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How We Got Away with It (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 13 May 2014 (USA)
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A young man and his friends react violently to a sudden, unexpected tragedy during their annual all-weekend summer party.


Jon Lindstrom


Jeff Barry (co-writer), McCaleb Burnett (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview:
McCaleb Burnett ... Henry
Jeff Barry ... Will
Cassandra Freeman ... Anne
Mikal Evans Mikal Evans ... Leigh
Jacob Knoll Jacob Knoll ... Ronnie
Brianne Moncrief ... Elizabeth
Luke Robertson ... Dallas
Richard Bekins ... Walter
Jon Lindstrom ... Becker
Samantha Soule ... Sarah
Antoinette Dipietropolo Antoinette Dipietropolo ... Angie


A young man and his friends react violently to a sudden, unexpected tragedy during their annual all-weekend summer party.

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Release Date:

13 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Rochester, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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A subtle mystery
1 February 2017 | by jrl-2See all my reviews

This is a thoughtful movie made outside the studio 'system'.

If you're not paying attention, it appears to be a movie about mostly 20-somethings getting together for an annual holiday, with an undercurrent of emo angst (minus the makeup and hair color).

If you are paying attention, you'll pick up on the undercurrents but it won't come together until after things turn sideways.

McCaleb Burnett's Henry hosts the group of long-time friends, but he's been distracted by recent events and seems to have an ulterior motive.

Richard Bekins makes the most of his brief screen time to establish his character (Walter) as the heavy.

The rest of the ensemble cast is so transparent that the group of friends is comprised of archetypes instead of the stereotypes you would see in a lesser movie.

Who does what and why does get explained, but you'll still have to pay attention to know just how they got away with it.

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