When Lydia runs out of the cinema, there is a lady and her two children on the other side of the glass door trying to get in. When the reverse angle is shown as she runs out, there is no sign of the lady or of the two children. See more »
How 'bout I shoot you right now?
With your daughter right outside?
Yeah, I might.
No, you won't. You can't. You're past that. I watched it, I saw it. You've changed.
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"You Think That the Garden of Eden was in Norway?" (dialog, daughter to dad)
Two things to know going in.
The is a Hollywood "resurrection" role -- when an A-list big-name star disappears for a while and then comes back in a role you might not expect.
(They can be fun. Costner did a few and they were all interesting. In Fargo Season 2 Jean Smart came back playing a grandmother in a crime family -- and aced it. Gibson, formerly the "sexiest man on the planet" according to polls, nails his cranky, old, character is this one.)
Second it is not a A-film. The running time (about 90 mins) is the tip-off. So going into it, you expect something different.
Which is what you get.
It is not really an actioner, even though it stars one of the biggest action stars in the biz. And does have a lot of action in it. It is more of a road movie. And it is just quirky enough to keep interest.
If Gibson is good, Erin Moriarty is a revelation. This is her breakout role. You will be seeing her again soon. The script, which is razor sharp, requires her to have play both young/stupid and smart/strong at the same time. A contradictory role that would be be a challenge for an A-list pro. She takes command of the role and becomes unforgettable by her third scene.
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