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Backcountry (2014)

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An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.



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Cast overview:
... Alex
... Jenn
... Ranger
... Brad


An urban couple go camping in the Canadian wilderness - where unimaginable beauty sits alongside our most primal fears. Alex (Jeff Roop) is a seasoned outdoorsman while Jenn (Missy Peregrym), a corporate lawyer, is not. After much convincing, and against her better judgment, she agrees to let him take her deep into a Provincial Park to one of his favorite spots - the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On their first night, deep in the forest, they have an unsettling encounter with Brad (Eric Balfour), a strange alpha male with eyes for Jenn who may or may not be following them. Alex's desire to quickly reach Blackfoot Trail only intensifies. They push further and further into the woods, Alex stubbornly insisting that he remembers the way. After three days their path disappears; they are hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they struggle to find their way back, the harsh conditions bringing out the best and worst in them, pushing their already fragile relationship to the breaking point. When... Written by Producer

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During a bear attack, Jenn unleashes a bear spray on the attacking bear. Even though the spray was directed to a target outside of their tent, Brad and Jenn were inside. The stream would have left some of the spray inside of the tent, and the two humans would have felt the effects. Though not as pronounced as the bear felt. They should have felt some eye irritation and coughing. See more »


Towards the beginning of the film, when Alex sings "Always Keep An Edge On Your Knife" in the car, the car switches lanes between shots. See more »


Alex: You know we'll be lucky to see anything bigger than a chipmunk, right?
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References Legend (1985) See more »


Written and Performed by Bring Me The Horizon
From the album There is A Hell I've Seen It, There is A Heaven Let's Keep It A Secret
Courtesy of Epitaph/Visible Noise
Publihsed by Schnozza Music
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25 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

A big disappointment. The plot could have been good, but the pace of the film is just horrible. The acting by the guy who plays the boyfriend is a disaster. The girl is very good, but it is just a matter that the characters are so badly developed. Camera work sucks big time, with an unnecessary overdose of shaky-cam shots. This movie reminded me of another one from 2010 called Frozen, which is also in the mountains, also survival, but with a pack of wolves replacing the bear of this case. It is a pity actually, because I myself do like survival movies, which in the past used to be good in terms of telling a story. The main problem with this film, and many others of the sort that have come out lately is that they are more focused in the immediate impact caused by gore or sketchy music, rather than working on the visuals that create the necessary climate. Here, they failed at everything. The only reason for which I didn't give it a 1 is because the acting of the girlfriend is actually quite solid. Nevertheless, a waste of time...

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