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The Mend (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 21 August 2015 (USA)
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A comic drama about rage, doubt, lust, madness, and other brotherly hand-me-downs.

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John Magary

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John Magary (screenplay), John Magary (story) | 3 more credits »
11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Lucas ... Mat
Stephen Plunkett ... Alan
Lucy Owen ... Andrea
Cory Nichols ... Ronnie
Mickey Sumner ... Farrah
Louisa Krause ... Elinor
Austin Pendleton ... Earl
Sarah Steele ... Sarah
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Michael
Samantha Sherman ... Jodi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Belcamino ... Rock Show Patron
Desmin Borges ... Benin
Dominic Colón ... Fede (as Dominic Colon)
Karin Fagerblom Karin Fagerblom ... Dancer at Party
Anaïs Fifer Anaïs Fifer ... Dancer at Party
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A comic drama about rage, doubt, lust, madness, and other brotherly hand-me-downs.

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A stressed out comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaneis den tha Pathei Tipota See more »

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Moxie Pictures See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Shot in 25 days. See more »

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Features The Terror of Tiny Town (1938) See more »

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Cloudy
Composed by Mary Lou Williams
Performed by Andy Kirk and His 12 Clouds of Joy
Courtesy of Cecilia Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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Abstract, weird, but intriguing
29 December 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Being abstract and weird is certainly not something a lot of people would like, but that's the sort of tone that The Mend works in. On one hand, it is telling a mostly simple, straight-forward tale of two brothers and their dysfunction, but on the other hand giving that description of the film would not give it enough credit at all. I read a review calling it a very confident debut feature, and that it is. Not many fresh filmmakers would attempt to hint at the pacing and balanced tone that this does, and in that respect, props need to be given in different ways. That's not to say that all of it works though, since there are instances where more restraint may have been appreciated. Nonetheless, very intriguing film.


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