A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.

Director:

William Monahan

Writer:

William Monahan (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garrett Hedlund ... Tom
Louise Bourgoin ... Milly
Cletus Young Cletus Young ... Old-Timer
Oscar Isaac ... Jack
Tim Soergel ... Park Ranger
Ralph Brannen ... Town Car Driver
Walton Goggins ... Jim
Niall Madden Niall Madden ... Eddy
Fran Kranz ... Bob
Matt Jones ... Insane Doorman
Mark Wahlberg ... Norman
Ron Duncan Ron Duncan ... Mal
Oliver Cooper ... Nick
Candice Rodrigo Candice Rodrigo ... Young Female Deputy
Frank Miranda ... Young Male Deputy
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Storyline

A famous Hollywood director is feeling dissatisfied with his life, the issues in it including the disintegration of his marriage which will probably end with an expensive divorce and loss of custody of his young daughter. To get away from his life if only for a short period, he drives into the Mojave Desert. The getaway doesn't turn out the way he expects, the major turning point being when a sociopathic drifter stumbles into his camp. That encounter ends up with both men seemingly wanting to kill the other. What the director is unaware of is that the drifter, who didn't know who he was during their encounter, ends up finding out who he is and about his life, which makes him an easier target once the director returns to Los Angeles. The drifter seemingly wants to torture the director by threats of harm against the director's friends, associates and/or loved ones, including his current girlfriend, a French actress, regardless of if the threats are real or just used as that ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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The third film to be released by A24 films to feature Oscar Issac. The first one was A Most Violent Year (2014) and Ex Machina (2015). See more »

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Features Greed (1924) See more »

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Written and Performed by Mulatu Astatke
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Disjointed
19 April 2017 | by surfingthebigwaveSee all my reviews

Richard Roeper gave it 4/4. I give it 2/5. It was a cool premise that went nowhere really fast. Acting was good. Story was meh.I only wish it had a lot more going for it.

It was like showing up to a BBQ but only being served salad. Definitely not recommending.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mojave See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,303, 24 January 2016

Gross USA:

$8,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,602
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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