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The Harvest (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 10 April 2015 (USA)
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A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door.

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John McNaughton
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Samantha Morton ... Katherine
Michael Shannon ... Richard
Natasha Calis ... Maryann
Charlie Tahan ... Andy
Peter Fonda ... Grandfather
Leslie Lyles Leslie Lyles ... Grandmother
Meadow Williams ... Sandra
Journey Smith Journey Smith ... Pitcher (as Journey Alphonso Smith)
Amina Robinson ... Pitcher's Mom
Nolan Lyons ... The Boy
Maria Farrow ... Nurse 1
Ashley Ingram Ashley Ingram ... Nurse 2
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The girl Maryann has just moved to the house of her Grandfather and Grandmother in the countryside after losing her parents. She is lonely and misses her former friends and decides to wander around the area. She finds the secluded boy Andy, who lives alone with his mother, the surgeon Dr. Katherine Young, and his father, the nurse Richard Young, in an isolated house. They immediately befriend each other and she enters in his room through the window to play video-game with him since Andy depends on a wheelchair to locomote. On the next day, Maryann visits her new friend again and Richard let her in to play with Andy. On the next day, Katherine does not allow Maryann to visit her son and she goes to the house of her grandparents to forbid Maryann to visit her son. However Maryann insists on visiting Andy when his parents are absent; out of the blue, they return and Maryann is trapped inside the house. She goes to the basement expecting to find a way out and stumbles with a dark secret. ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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First the Fall, then The Harvest.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ameaça See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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1.85 : 1
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When Katherine races into to the burning basement, part of the ceiling collapses upon her. This mirrors a real event where part of the ceiling at Samantha Morton's London home collapsed on her. See more »

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The Harvest: Remarkable little thriller
20 January 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Settling in to bed for a movie I did my random pick and mix and was presented with The Harvest which was mistakenly advertised as a horror, I can assure you that it isn't.

Starring modern day Zod himself Michael Shannon it is a well constructed fascinating little mystery that tells the story of an ill child with his overbearing mother.

It's one of those films that I was drawn into but didn't know quite why, however was eager to find out just quite where it was going.

The pivotal reveal turns the tide of the movie, and I mean that in a good way. The story takes shape, the cast do a stellar job and this under the radar movie I'd never heard of actually succeeded in blowing me away.

I can't say much about The Harvest without ruining it, I will merely say this is a masterworks in filmmaking and though not flawless is still a highly impressive little film.

The Good:

Very well written

Performances are flawless

Perfectly paced

The Bad:

A couple of unanswered questions linger

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Michael Shannon has one facial expression, I'm starting to think it's a mask


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