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A Country Called Home (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 March 2016 (USA)
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After rudderless 26 year old Ellie learns that her estranged, alcoholic father has died, her world is disrupted and she begins a journey that takes her to small-town Texas, where she finds ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imogen Poots ... Ellie
Mackenzie Davis ... Reno
Mary McCormack ... Amanda
Ryan Bingham ... Jack
Presley Jack Bowen Presley Jack Bowen ... Tommy
June Squibb ... Judy
Norman Bennett ... Bruce
Shea Whigham ... Cole
Joe Stevens ... Roger
Josh Helman ... James
Melanie Haynes ... Brenda
John Merriman ... Sammy
Peggy Schott ... Susan
Larry Jack Dotson ... Mr. Harris
Kay Epperson Kay Epperson ... Hannah
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After rudderless 26 year old Ellie learns that her estranged, alcoholic father has died, her world is disrupted and she begins a journey that takes her to small-town Texas, where she finds direction, family, and friendship in this most unexpected place.

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Drama

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Smithville, Texas, USA See more »

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Kickstart Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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There is a 21 year age difference between Imogen Poots and Shea Whigham who are playing brother and sister. See more »

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Written and Performed by Rae Spoon
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Time heals the pain!
24 November 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

A feel good indie film. I expected a complete drama, probably realistic and nothing more. It was slightly hopping around with different genres. Yeah, there were some fun, though how the tale had begun and how the rest of the narration shaped up was not so blendful. A young woman returns home after learning about her father's sudden death. It was the first visit after many years, especially since her mother's death. She also for the first time meets her grandparents. This trip is a different experience. The short stay extents, and then she meets Reno, a singer who stuck in the plac due to her mother. From there how the rest of the story unfolds is told decently.

It had characters, the great ones. The story too, but not all the scenes were so great. Particularly Reno made this film a bit cheerful. Usually indie films are one-off, but I thought they should make another one. Because feels there's more to add to it, like a road trip, followed by the rest of their lifeline in LA. Or maybe a prequel seems good too. If you like drama films, you would enjoy it. But not for everyone. Imogen was good, I liked somebody like her accepted the role. Then Mackenzie Davis and others too were good. Not many people had seen it, for that reason itself, it deserves to be watched. Forget the film critics, just try it and rate it.

7/10


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