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I Used to Be Darker (2013)

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A runaway seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore and finds their marriage ending and her cousin in crisis. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go of the past while searching for new things to hold onto.

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Amy Belk (screenplay), Matthew Porterfield (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Deragh Campbell ... Taryn
Hannah Gross ... Abby
Ned Oldham Ned Oldham ... Bill
Kim Taylor Kim Taylor ... Kim
Nicholas Petr Nicholas Petr ... Nick
Geoff Grace Geoff Grace ... Geoff
Adèle Exarchopoulos ... Camille
Declan Sammon Declan Sammon ... Sam
Jack Carneal Jack Carneal ... Jack
Jimi Zhivago Jimi Zhivago ... Jimi
Ellis Woodward Ellis Woodward ... Tom
John Belanger John Belanger ... Ben
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Shull ... Concert Goer
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Storyline

When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they're trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby, just home from her first year of college. A story of family revelations, people finding each other and letting each other go, looking for love where they've found it before and, when that doesn't work, figuring out where they might find it next. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Palia, zousa sto skotadi See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,533, 29 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,964, 8 November 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Abby has a poster of Palace on her bedroom door. The actor playing her father, Ned Oldham, was in Palace with his brother, Will. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Taryn is shown emptying a bin of "clackers," where she is wearing a light blue t-shirt and cut-off denim shorts. In the very next scene, she is still wearing the light blue t-shirt, but now has on tan khaki shorts. See more »

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Beat
Written and Performed by Dope Body
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Saw in Poland
10 March 2014 | by bobogreeneSee all my reviews

Seems to be like a trend in American stuff right now. At least with the films I saw at the festival. Movies with non-actors. Some kinda realism stuff, ya know? This DEF had style and was feeling some of it. Music was pretty darn cool in spots. Some parts were "hella" slow. Some with the parents were pretty okay. but ya gotta know its a weird film. If this movie sounds like it's right up your alley, by all means go and watch it. But to me most people this movie will still be weird! No not bad, just weird!

I'm def interested in seeing this guys other films though. He has a "coolish" vibe going on.


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