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Uncle John (2015)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 18 September 2015 (USA)
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In this tale of small town intrigue, an urbanite returns to his quiet hometown on an impromptu trip as his Uncle, widely respected in town, struggles to evade suspicion of a murder.

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Steven Piet

Writers:

Erik Crary (co-writer), Steven Piet (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
John Ashton ... John
Alex Moffat ... Ben
Jenna Lyng Adams ... Kate (as Jenna Lyng)
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Danny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Baker Cynthia Baker ... Franny
Andy Cameron ... Gross Guy
Adria Dawn ... Mary
Tim Decker ... Dex
Don Forston Don Forston ... Frank
Janet Glimme Janet Glimme ... Mrs. Thompson
Gary Houston ... Ace
Matt Kozlowski ... Verne
Ashleigh LaThrop ... Beth
Tawny Newsome ... Cute Hipster Girl
Ian Pfaff Ian Pfaff ... TV Host (voice)
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John is a kindly, well-liked old man in a small rural town. John has just killed a man named Dutch. Dutch had done a lot of bad things to a lot of nice people. Nobody in town would think to implicate John - nobody but Danny, Dutch's violent drunk of a brother. John's nephew Ben arrives from Chicago on an impromptu trip to his hometown as his uncle struggles to evade Danny's growing suspicions and looming threats. In this masterfully acted tale of small-town intrigue, one man's need for revenge may cost many more their lives.

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When they are all outside at Uncle John's house getting the food ready for their barbecue, Kate's hair suddenly goes from being down to up in a ponytail and then back to down again. See more »

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excellent
24 September 2015 | by remembervhsSee all my reviews

There's a lot to like about this movie.

Its deliberate pace will alienate some viewers. Others will appreciate the artful way the back-story is unveiled and the lack of up-front exposition. The performances are all excellent, but John Ashton steals the show as the title character. The direction and photography are fantastic as well.

I found the structure interesting, and was surprised at the some of the choices that were made. Many films follow different story lines and bring them together for a definitive conclusion. In Uncle John, the two story lines do pass by each other but they don't merge. And after their brief meeting, they go their separate ways.

I found the story following Ashton's character to be the more interesting to of the two and I believe a movie could have been successfully made using that storyline alone. Still, this film works and I will definitely check out Steven Piet's next.

If you do enjoy Uncle John, I would give this film a try:

Small Town Murder Songs- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1429392/? ref_=nv_sr_1


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