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Tangerine (2015)

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A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

Director:

Sean Baker
24 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez Kitana Kiki Rodriguez ... Sin-Dee
Mya Taylor ... Alexandra
Karren Karagulian ... Razmik
Mickey O'Hagan ... Dinah
James Ransone ... Chester
Alla Tumanian ... Ashken
Luiza Nersisyan Luiza Nersisyan ... Yeva
Arsen Grigoryan Arsen Grigoryan ... Karo
Ian Edwards ... Nash
Clu Gulager ... The Cherokee
Ana Foxx ... Selena
Scott Krinsky ... Parsimonious John
Chelcie Lynn Chelcie Lynn ... Madam Jillian
Shih-Ching Tsou Shih-Ching Tsou ... Mamasan
Josh Sussman ... Retch Chunder
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Storyline

A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Armenian

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tangerine See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,683, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$702,354

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$828,874
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor James Ransone's character name in Tangerine, Chester, is the same as that of arguably his most famous role: Chester "Ziggy" Sobotka on season 2 of The Wire (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Dinah walks home, the camera's shadow briefly passes over her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sin-Dee: Merry Christmas Eve, Bitch.
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Toyland
Written by Victor Herbert
Performed by Harry Horlick and his Orchestra
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Almost Great
5 March 2019 | by ivans536See all my reviews

Some odd filmmaking choices in the first third of the movie hamper the tempo and immersiveness which is partially fixed in the final act.

The movie is at its weakest when establishing and following the character of Sin-Dee while she is on her warpath. The strange angles & loud dubstep music really make it difficult to establish a connection to a character that is not very sympathetic in the first place.

However when the camera follows her friend Alexandra or Razmik, it's essentially a different, far superior film, which really encapsulates the experience of these marginalised groups of people and shows us their struggles in a sympathetic way (which is the director's specialty if his masterpiece The Florida Project is any indicator).

Liked: -some characters -the culmination and ending

Disliked: -the odd filter choice, especially since it's filmed in a location that has what seems to be the ideal lighting for the aesthetic the filmmakers are going for -Sin-Dee's portion of the film

6.5


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