Chronicles a family's hopeful battle to stay together as personal demons and destructive secrets threaten to rip them apart.

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Mark Kemble
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Credited cast:
Ashley Williams ... Jessie
Karen Allen ... Elaine Kendall
Theo Rossi ... Todd Kendall
Johnny Whitworth ... Kent Kendall
Michael Harney ... Ed Kendall
Dorothy Lyman ... Mrs. Salisbury
Barry Primus ... Marty
Joanna Sanchez ... Ms.Bing
Calvin Dutton ... Willy Crum
Sebastian Tillinger ... Mr. Jenkins
Charles Techman ... Ray
Charles Socarides ... Cisco
John Farrer ... Priest at Funeral
Clayton Hewitson Clayton Hewitson ... Coroner
Patrick McErlean ... Coroner
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Chronicles a family's hopeful battle to stay together as personal demons and destructive secrets threaten to rip them apart.

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Family leaves a mark.

Genres:

Drama

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Not Rated
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Filmed in Theo Rossi's hometown. See more »

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At the cemetery, the young Marine comes to Elaine and offers to fire his rifle in honor of her son's passing. The young Marine says "I'll fire all 21 [volleys] if you like." This is a violation of military funeral protocol. In the United States, Twenty-One Gun Salutes are reserved for funerals for presidents, ex-presidents, or presidents-elect only. At military funerals for soldiers and sailors, protocol states that a Three-Gun Salute (three volleys) will be performed by the honor guard. A typical honor guard will consist of 7 riflemen and this is often mistaken to be a 21-gun salute (7 rifles being fired three times each. 7 X 3 = 21). Even so, this still is considered a three-gun salute no matter how many rifles are fired. The proper action by the young Marine is to fire three volleys only. See more »

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Who's Been Loving You
Written & Performed by Marck D. Soljacich
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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Stillness in film.
17 February 2020 | by jbongiovanni3See all my reviews

There's a moment in the movie, without spoiling anything, where the father, played by Michael Harney, slams his thumb with a hammer. The reaction on his face is genuine. I could feel the pressure on my own thumb nail. A small detail that reverberates power throughout this film. This film is power. And it's old school power. The work the actors are doing is reminiscent of Schatzberg's films of the early mid 70's, where actors were allowed and given the time to explore their characters through raw behavior. Thanks to a wonderful and patient writer/director, Mark Kemble, the work is allowed to resonate.

The small details in life are often missed for a more surfaced cinematic punch. The spectacle of explosion, or tears, or rage. "We meed to see that you're upset in order to make this moment happen!" Unfortunately, this is the case for most movies made in 2019. Kemble allows his material to breathe. Like a river, he guides his actors down their own intimate journey. Instead of identifying a moment and mathematically pining it down, he takes the uncomfortable route and lays it out raw. And in doing so, his actors find the darker parts of themselves through a very personal script.

This film of course is not for everyone. It has a melancholy tone with sometimes slow pacing. But if recognized, the honesty that lays underneath the gentle score parallels a depth seen in playwrights such as Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.


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12 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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