A father and his thirteen-year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Director:

Debra Granik

Writers:

Debra Granik (screenplay by), Anne Rosellini (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomasin McKenzie ... Tom (as Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie)
Ben Foster ... Will
Jeffery Rifflard Jeffery Rifflard ... Vet at VA (as Jeff Rifflard)
Derek John Drescher Derek John Drescher ... Larry (as Derek Drescher)
Michael Draper ... Runner
Peter Simpson ... Police Officer
Erik McGlothlin Erik McGlothlin ... K-9 Officer
Dana Millican ... Jean
Alyssa McKay Alyssa McKay ... Valerie (as Alyssa Lynn)
Ryan Joiner Ryan Joiner ... Tiffany (as Ryan E. Joiner)
Michael J. Prosser Michael J. Prosser ... James (as Mike Prosser)
Jeff Kober ... Mr. Walters
Spencer S. Hanley ... Pastor
Tamera Westlake Tamera Westlake ... Devotional Dancer
Bob Werfelman Bob Werfelman ... Bob
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Storyline

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini. Written by Bleecker Street

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The interaction with the 4-H club is not in the book on which the movie is based, though the family in the novel did stay in a forest lodging. See more »

Goofs

In the Washington cabin, Will is planning a route to town and says "Follow the creek, across the ridge". Will would be aware that creeks cannot cross ridges because one side would be uphill. See more »

Quotes

Vet at VA: At first they're handing them out like candy. Then they pull the leash on us.
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Honey Suckle Song
Written and Performed by Ray Stinnett (as Ray Stinnett)
Courtesy of Light in the Attic Records
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Meditative journey through the Pacific Northwest
8 July 2018 | by jmkosinskiSee all my reviews

The first 30 minutes of this film, I would rate as a 9 or even a 10. We are immersed in the soft, jade glow of the Pacific rainforest, and the quiet intimate life of two people who barely need language to communicate. Their relationship with nature is practical and intuitive rather than sentimental and abstract. When the characters do visit the city, it feels cold and alien, full of possibilities but also dangers.

Both actors are amazing, especially the young girl. For a young actress to express such mixed emotions clearly is very impressive. The movie has a very rooted sense of place. I was at a Q & A with the director and it was clear she made a very thorough effort to choose locations and actors (professional and amateurs) with an eye for realism.

I only knock this story because the arc is fairly predictable. For an American movie there is remarkably little plot and no villain or hero. It was hard to decide between a 7 and an 8.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Leave No Trace See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$219,140, 1 July 2018

Gross USA:

$6,046,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,682,928
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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