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Mojave (2015)

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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 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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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapados (Mojave) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Mark Wahlberg's first supporting role since Date Night (2010). See more »

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Features Greed (1924) See more »

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Drinking Song
Written by Morgan Jones
Performed by Morgan Jones, Gabe Medd, Joe McDonough, Samora Pinderhughes, Dave Baron, Carmen Intorre
Courtesy of Morgan Jones
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Not very good
19 June 2016 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Poor thriller reuniting Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac a few years after they drove to Chicago together with John Goodman in Inside Llewyn Davis. Both are more or less on equal footing here, though. Hedlund plays a screenwriter who goes out to the Mojave to commit suicide. Instead, he meets up with dangerous drifter Isaac who pops into camp obviously just to kill him. Instinctively he resists death, but in the process angers the drifter. When Hedlund returns to civilization, Isaac follows him, hoping to continue their game of death. Not much about this works. Hedlund is a boring actor, and Isaac gives his worst performance ever, at least since he's been a star. You'd think the script must have looked great on paper, but the dialogue comes off as silly and desperately trying to be cool. Walton Goggins and Mark Wahlberg also waste their time in this. It does look good, and it has a few good moments, but, in general, it's just bad.


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