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Candiland (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 7 February 2017 (USA)
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Peter, a failed tennis star, is struggling to rebuild his life after a car accident forces the end of his career. Angry at the world's consumerist values and his controlling father, Arnie, ... See full summary »


Rusty Nixon


Elizabeth Engstrom (novel), Rusty Nixon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
James Clayton ... Peter / The King
Chelah Horsdal ... Tess / The Queen
Gary Busey ... Arnie / God
Lori Triolo ... Leesha (as Lori Ann Triolo)
David Lewis ... Don
Blaine Anderson ... Doctor / Charles
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J.B. Bivens ... Delivery Man
Dave Collette ... Officer Bauer
Claire Garner Claire Garner ... Peek-a-berry Blue Girl
Brett Gilmour Brett Gilmour ... Announcer 2
Matthew Graham ... Officer Sampson
Sandro Horber Sandro Horber ... Telemarketer
James Hutson ... Detective Anderson
Allison James ... Tess' Daughter (as Allison Farrance)
Ariel Ladret ... Shop Girl
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Peter, a failed tennis star, is struggling to rebuild his life after a car accident forces the end of his career. Angry at the world's consumerist values and his controlling father, Arnie, whom he blames for being absent during his mother's dying days, Peter is desperately searching for a moment's peace. In an attempt at normality, he heads to a bar for a night out, where he encounters recently divorced and grieving Tess, abandoned and lonely. Finding solace in each other's brokenness, they withdraw to Peter's apartment and begin a sensual love affair. Days of bliss pass by, and when Tess reluctantly tries to leave to deal with the aftermath of her divorce, Peter proposes an idea: isolate themselves in his apartment to create their own reality - CANDiLAND. Now cut off from the world, the tormented lovers embark on a dogmatic quest for a higher existence. But their possessive love descends into a surreal savagery as Arnie attempts to reconnect with his son and put an end to CANDiLAND. Written by Motorcycle Boy Productions

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Based on the novel 'Candyland' by award winning Elizabeth Engstrom. See more »

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Think Sid and Nancy without the drugs
29 March 2020 | by uzielisSee all my reviews

Woman and man meet, they like each other, and they move in together. Man is bitter over his domineering dad and bum knee, while woman is quick to get over things and struggling to be cleansed. They go on a spiral of paranoia, a complete disregard of time and the outside world to their detriment. Are there such people in this world? If yes, then may they be rescued. At least they weren't preaching their 'gospel' to others. The fact that they kept to themselves shows that they had a bit of respect for their fellow humans. Quirky, but overall, not a big kick.

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