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Hiding (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | Video
After the murder of her parents, Jo (Ana Villafañe) is relocated from her big city home to the countryside of Montana. Jo makes friends with locals Brett (Jeremy Sumpter of FRIDAY NIGHT ... See full summary »

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Thomas J. Wright

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Brian Hurwitz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Villafañe ... Jo Russo / Alicia Torres
Dan Payne ... Noah Carter
Natalie Radford ... Debbie Kellerman
Candace Marie ... Lucy Kellerman (as Candace Marie Celmer)
Tommy J. Mueller Tommy J. Mueller ... Alicia's Father (as Tommy Mueller)
Mabelle Carvajal Mabelle Carvajal ... Alicia's Mother
Jeremy Sumpter ... Brett
Kelcie Stranahan ... Zoe
Dean Armstrong ... Mr. Ostrog
Telly James Telly James ... Thug 1
Julian Black Antelope ... Raul
Ryan Cunningham ... Javier
Victor Rosales Victor Rosales ... Cute Boy
Jenna Rene Jenna Rene ... Tanya
Jill Nixon Jill Nixon ... Marie (as Jill Alanna Nixon)
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After the murder of her parents, Jo (Ana Villafañe) is relocated from her big city home to the countryside of Montana. Jo makes friends with locals Brett (Jeremy Sumpter of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) and Jesse (Tyler Blackburn of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS), but just as she's building a new life, her past catches up to her. Written by Anonymous

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This game of hide and seek is about to turn deadly ...

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Brett: If you wanted to meet me all you had to do was ask. I'm Brett.
Jo Russo: Congratulations.
Brett: Thanks! You know, being me has worked out rather well so far.
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References Miss Congeniality (2000) See more »

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19 February 2013 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

One of my favorite actors, Jeremy Sumpter, leads a mostly unknown cast in the new direct-to-video drama, Hiding. I liked the concept behind this movie, but I don't like the part of the story they chose to focus on. The writers spent too much time on the present, without telling us enough about the past. While we have an idea of what happened, watching the beginning of this film is like arriving at the theater fifteen minutes late and having to play catch up the whole time. Joe (Ana Villafane) witnessed a murder in her home town of New York City. Being that she is the key witness against a major crime family, she is put into the witness protection program, given a cover story, and put into a new life in the middle of nowhere. The film begins with Joe being dropped at her new home, with a very vague description of what happened, what's expected of her, and how long she'll be there. From there the film kind of turns into a CW teen drama, which wasn't very appealing, however the filmmakers used flashbacks and side angles, to stop it from turning into Dawson's Creek. Sumpter plays one of two guys interested in Joe, as always he was dynamic, but here he was also funny and charming, a clear opposite of the other love interest, who just seemed to drone on and on. As for the lead, in her debut role, Ana Villafane was nothing short of terrific. This is not the kind of movie I go for and the focus was not on the part of the script that interests me, but the combination of Villafane and Sumpter, along with flashbacks and side stories did keep the film going. My description probably sounds quite dull, but Hiding keeps on moving and keeps your attention by using some pretty unconventional methods. It's not the best movie I've ever seen, but it was most definitely entertaining.


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