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Into the Forest (2015)

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After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

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Complete credited cast:
... Nell
... Eva
... Eli
... Robert
... Stan
... Mom
Ronin Cara ... Baby
Owen Cara ... Baby
Crystal Pite ... Ruby
... Jerry
Katherine Cowie ... Catherine
... Quiz Woman
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In a world that is increasingly dependent on electricity, a power outage seems like an awful predicament. Mankind is using electricity for the past 140 years, but still, 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? 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 still have no other choice but to put to the test their skills, adaptability and endurance, but above of all, challenge the integrity of their familial bonds. Written by Nick Riganas

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Hope is power

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for a scene of violence involving rape, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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29 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Dans la forêt  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,438, 29 July 2016, Limited Release

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$6,438, 29 July 2016
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

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Features Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) See more »

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Play It Right
Performed by Sylvan Esso , with vocals by Amelia Meath
Written by Amelia Meath (SESAC), Molly Sarle (SESAC), Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (as Alexandra Monnig) (SESAC), and Nicholas Sanborn
Published by LNF (SESAC), Molly Erin (SESAC), Night Paver Publishing (SESAC), administered by Domino US Publishing Company USA (SESAC) / Big Deal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Partisan Records
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31 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I feel like the premise for this called for a truly visionary, unique tale. It was definitely compelling and mostly well-done, although its effect mostly comes from its acting. The screenplay needed some more work to more readily establish its main goals. Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page are strong in their roles and do more work to fill in the gaps in their characters' writing and development. The music is sometimes a little over-the-top, and the film tries too hard to move you at certain times (and instead of being effective comes across kind of awkwardly). Still, this is a mostly entertaining, mostly well told, even if it could have been truly great, film.


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