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The Driftless Area (2015)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 April 2016 (USA)
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A bartender comes back to his hometown after his parents die, and finds himself in a dangerous situation involving a mysterious woman and a violent criminal.

Director:

Zachary Sluser

Writers:

Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Yelchin ... Pierre
Zooey Deschanel ... Stella
John Hawkes ... Shane
Alia Shawkat ... Carrie
Frank Langella ... Tim Geer
Ciarán Hinds ... Ned
Aubrey Plaza ... Jean
Benjamin Rogers Benjamin Rogers ... Keith
Primo Allon ... Lyle
Gary Hetherington ... Reverend John Morris
Lucia Frangione ... Luanne
Elika Portnoy ... The Tragic Woman
Amitai Marmorstein ... Donald R. Thomas
Philip Granger ... Herbicide Store Owner
Duncan Ollerenshaw ... Card Player
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Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), a bartender with unyielding optimism, returns to his tiny hometown after his parents' death. When he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), Pierre is unknowingly pulled into a cat-and-mouse game that involves a duffel bag full of cash, a haphazard yet determined criminal (John Hawkes), and a mystery that will determine all of their fates. With Alia Shawkat, Frank Langella, Aubrey Plaza, and Ciarán Hinds. Zachary Sluser's film, based on the novel by Tom Drury, is a contemporary fable about the ways we struggle to control time and fate in a possibly predetermined universe.

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Destiny can lead to dangerous places.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, some drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destins croisés See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Sure Gets Dark When The Sun Goes Down
Written and performed by Dick Flood
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Not bad but not exactly great either
19 May 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

This movie is a bit hard to explain, as it often jump back and forwards in time and tbh even after finishing it I think many (including myself) will struggle a bit to figure out what the movie was actually about.

But sometimes the destination is not what's important but the journey there is as they say, and the movie for the more-part entertains with mostly quirky abstract dialogue that could only exist in a movie (or a novel of which this movie is based on), often with a very dry sense of humor.

The first half is pretty stellar, the second half halters a bit gets a bit uneven and there are a lot of loose ties that remain untied even after the credits start rolling.

But it was still worth watching and it's nice to see Zoeey Deschanel in something new and the rest of the cast does fine as well.


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