In a world that is increasingly dependent on electricity, a power outage seems like an awful predicament, as we can't imagine ourselves living in a world deprived of electricity. With this in mind, after a lingering power outage, a father and his two daughters will find themselves trapped in a completely different reality; one that will change their lives forever. But, is this outage regional, or does it affect the entire country? In the end--as these, and other, more crucial questions require an answer--no one can tell if the family has what it takes to survive; nonetheless, they will still have to put to the test their skills, their adaptability and endurance, but above all, find the courage to challenge the integrity of their familial bonds.Written by
Ellen and Evan spent a great deal of time together to make their onscreen sibling relationship seem authentic. However, Ellen explained that it wasn't just method-acting, they genuinely experienced a deep and unique connection. See more »
While the community is suffering from a large scale power outage, the family, upon first venturing to town, stops at a gas station which notes they have no gas. However the gas station has a roof over the pumps, which clearly has lights on. See more »
Wild Is The Wind
Performed by Cat Power
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Canada (SOCAN) o/b/o
Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) / Patti Washington Music
Used by Permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. on behalf of Catherine Hinen Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy Of Beggars Banquet Recordings See more »
This movie has some really convincing performances. Ellen Page is great, the depth of her emotions are intense and believable. Evan Rachel Wood is also really good, she does her sensitive character a lot of justice and portrays a vividly brutal scene with real honesty. This movie is unsettling because it is all too possible. What happens when we are suddenly left without power is shocking - we are plunged into a lawless past, with no protection. This movie really conveys that well, and at the same time explores the theme of what it means to be a family. I was moved to tears several times. The forest setting is lush and beautiful. The direction was good - the pace was tense and believable, the only slow part I didn't care for were some of the love scenes in the beginning, and the dance scenes were pretty dispensable, but all in all I really liked it!
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