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Fray (2012)

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Just back from combat, a young Marine veteran faces a new battle to find purpose in the mundane existence of civilian life while struggling through a shattered economy while burdened by the physical and emotional scars of war.

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Bryan Kaplan ... Justin
Marisa Costa ... Cheri
Catherine Johnson ... Vicky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wes Harris Wes Harris ... Paul
Drew Hicks Drew Hicks ... Matt
Evan Honer Evan Honer ... Pete
Bob Olin Bob Olin ... Apartment Manager
Edward Stiner ... Homeless Veteran
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Just back from combat, a young Marine veteran faces a new battle to find purpose in the mundane existence of civilian life while struggling through a shattered economy while burdened by the physical and emotional scars of war.

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Exceptional low budget film making
5 September 2018 | by samilpatelSee all my reviews

Fray is a shining example of simple economical film making at it's finest.

In it's depiction of a former solider suffering from PTSD while trying to get his life back on track, Fray might not say anything new but it delivers its message with a raw authenticity lacking in much larger budgeted Hollywood productions dealing with similar subject matter.

The film really shines in two aspects. The cinematography is excellent and it is little surprise the cinematographer has subsequently moved onto much higher profile and presumably higher budgeted work.

Secondly and most importantly for such a intimate and character driven film is the performance of the lead. Brian Kaplan is incredibly naturalistic as Justin the returning solider. I haven't been as impressed with a lead performance for some time and am surprised that this excellent film hasn't catapulted him into the spotlight. Hopefully if enough people see this film it will.

High recommended for all lovers of indie cinema.


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18 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Portland, Oregon, USA

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