This short has Matt Damon in character as Mark Watney introducing his fellow crew members via a webcam in a segment meant to take place prior to the events of the movie (as the crew first makes their way to Mars).
Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.
This mini-series follows two women, medieval Alaïs Pelletier du Mas (Jessica Brown Findlay), who lives through the Crusades and Cathar massacres in medieval France, and modern-day Alice ... See full summary »
Jessica Brown Findlay
Connor Domus (a man called 'Condom' for short) has all the trappings of domestic bliss at his disposal. He has a Donna Reed-esque wife, a nice house, and plenty of cigarettes and scotch. ... See full summary »
Former gymnastics Bronze Medalist Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) has been living off her celebrity status in her hometown of Amherst, Ohio, though she is reduced to going through the mail her mailman father delivers for spending money. When her former coach Pavleck (Christine Abrahamsen) suddenly commits suicide, a letter arrives addressed to Hope stating that if she can guide Pavleck's best student, a young gymnastics star named Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson) to the Olympics in Toronto, she will receive a $500,000 inheritance..
Throughout the movie the Olympics are only implied. The word "Olympics" and the Olympic symbol are not actually in the film due to strict control by the Olympic Committee. See more »
When Hope and Maggie are in the car for the first time, eating at a food stand, Hope Says "Always listen to Avril Lavigne..." but the CD shown is incorrect. It is actually Robyn's debut album "Robyn Is Here" which was released in 1997 while Avril Lavigne's debut CD "Let Go" was released in 2002. To further the time line, the songs "My Happy Ending" and "Freak Out" that are played in the movie, are from Avril Lavigne's second album "Under My Skin" which was released in 2004. See more »
As my very first Sundance film ever and the very start of my film academia career I just want to say I had a wonderful unforgettable experience with this film.
Melissa Raunch plays a lovable yet complete turd of a human being, an adult Helga Pataki (for those of you Nickelodeon fans) if you will. Not only does she do a Ohio accent (I didn't even know they had one), you really believe her anger and plight. The acting overall was amazing. And seeing the Winter Soldier's Ass was a nice touch.
My only complaint is that the story seems too traditional for an indie film, the acting and characters defiantly were Sundance material, but not the story. Granted the story is done very well, but it involves a love story with betrayal, a familiar down in the dumps athlete turned determined coach, and perhaps the most tedious subplot in the history of the world, the gym/church/rec center/what difference does it make goes into foreclosure, yes it's that kind of movie.
But overall I really enjoyed it and I thank everyone involved for giving me this wonderful experience. It will truly be something I will never forget, a landmark in my new career, and even if this movie is forgotten in 20 years (which I'm sure it won't) I hope the people who made it know that they made a film new comer very happy.
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