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Lamb (2015)

R | | Drama | 12 January 2016 (USA)
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When a man meets a young girl in a parking lot he attempts to help her avoid a bleak destiny by initiating her into the beauty of the outside world. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.

Director:

Ross Partridge

Writers:

Bonnie Nadzam (novel), Ross Partridge (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ross Partridge ... David Lamb
Oona Laurence ... Tommie
Jess Weixler ... Linny
Tom Bower ... Foster
Scoot McNairy ... Jesse
Lindsay Pulsipher ... Linda
Jennifer Lafleur ... Melissa
Joel Murray ... Wilson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Burkhardt ... Walter Lamb
Ketrick 'Jazz' Copeland ... Security Guard
Iris Elliot Iris Elliot ... Melissa's Daughter
Amirah Griffin Amirah Griffin ... Tommie's Friend #1
Mark Kelly ... Radio Reporter (voice)
John Kemp John Kemp ... Foster's neighbor
Kay Kemp Kay Kemp ... Foster's neighbor
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Storyline

Lamb, based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, traces the self-discovery of David Lamb in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie, an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness, and takes Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, planning to initiate her into the beauty of the mountain wilderness. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.

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Innocence walks a fine line

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing behavior, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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According to Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence's mother was very supportive of her participation in the film. "I was worried that the parents wouldn't understand the approach, the intent, and why we were telling this story; it gave me a lot of confidence when they did." See more »

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David Lamb: Don't ever forget this hurt. Don't ever forget the things that we've seen together, cause it'll save you. You will be an apple tree among all the ash-colored buildings of this city. You just need to close your eyes and take a deep breath and listen. Listen to the rain and the wind. All that rushing through you. That'll be me whispering to you. I'll be with you this way.
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Written by Angel Olsen
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Needs more distribution. Great filmmaking.
4 June 2019 | by gideonzackSee all my reviews

Another film lost in the pile. Yes the plot is morally questionable given the kidnapping of an 11 year old girl...but it's a great film. I wish people were smarter and can see into the reasoning behind everything the main characters do. It's not about sex or pedophilia, it's about people that are lost.

This is a very very sensitive subject, and to make a film about a child kidnapping and have the narrative go the way it goes does makes u think. It's disturbing and fascinating at the same time. Watch it. If u like films that make u think :)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,150, 10 January 2016

Gross USA:

$14,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,844
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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