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The World Made Straight (2015)

R | | Drama | 9 January 2015 (USA)
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In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.

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David Burris

Writers:

Ron Rash (based on the novel by), Shane Danielsen (screenplay by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Wyle ... Leonard
Jeremy Irvine ... Travis
Minka Kelly ... Dena
Adelaide Clemens ... Lori
Steve Earle ... Carlton
Haley Joel Osment ... Shank
Marcus Hester ... Hubert
Colin Dennard Colin Dennard ... Wesley
Alex Van ... Father
Robin Mullins Robin Mullins ... Mother
Frances Burnett Frances Burnett ... Kera
Robert Haulbrook ... Mr. Atwell
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Mrs. Ponder (as Sandra Lafferty)
Ryan Taylor Harris Ryan Taylor Harris ... Emily
Anne O'Shea ... Mrs. Triplett
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In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.

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For blood. For money. For a way out.

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Drama

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Rated R for language including sexual references, drug content and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daha Iyi Bir Dünya See more »

Filming Locations:

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Filmed in Western North Carolina. See more »

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[first lines]
Leonard: [narrating] Landscape is destiny. I've carried that phrase in my head for years now. I can't remember where it comes from, but I know what it means here. It's a sense of being closed-in. Human limitation. It's different from the Midwest, where possibility sprawls bright and endless in every direction. People in the Himalayas, the Andes, do they live in the passive voice too, like their live aren't real? Their memories fixed, immutable?
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Everything is going to be alright
12 August 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Or is it? Well that depends on your idea of OK and also your liking to down and dirty B-movies with a touch of drama attached to them. Acting wise this is OK, story wise too, though it does tend to be predictable (and I'm not talking about the actors themselves and the way we look at them, but the characters and where they'll land eventually, no pun intended of course).

If of course you like a particular actor in this you will have a leaning for a positive review. All in all this drags quite a bit though and it might influence your viewing pleasure. It might mask itself as a thriller but it does knock more on the drama door than anything else. It's a shame though, that while it is gritty it sometimes seems to hold back its punches ...


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