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The Tale (2018)

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A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

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Jennifer Fox

Writer:

Jennifer Fox
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Elizabeth Debicki ... Mrs. G
Laura Dern ... Jennifer
Ellen Burstyn ... Nettie
Common ... Martin
Laura Allen ... Young Nettie
Jason Ritter ... Bill
Frances Conroy ... Mrs. G - Older
John Heard ... William P. Allens
Jaqueline Fleming ... Margie
Isabelle Nélisse ... Jenny at 13
Matthew Rauch ... Aaron
Chelsea Alden ... Samantha
Isabella Amara ... Franny
Tina Parker ... Fran
Jodi Long ... Rebecca
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A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2018 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

A történet See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Dern (Jennifer) & Ellen Burstyn (Nettie) also worked together on Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) as Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone & Alice Hyatt respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Jennifer (Laura Dern), a professor, is doing a lecture in front of her class, there is a female student, dressed in a pale orange sweater and blue jeans, with a zebra skin laptop on her lap, sitting about four rows back on Jennifer's left, listening to her speak. Then in the very next shot, that same female student is seen sitting in the very first row, on Jennifer's right. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: [Staring at an 11-year-old photo of herself from the 1970's] I was so little!
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If You Could Read My Mind
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Breathe deep
27 May 2018 | by peterdeukSee all my reviews

This is one of the most honest, disturbing yet beautiful explorations of a subject that is all too often over-simplified or dealt with extremely heavy-handily.

The way that the abuse is discussed within the characters frozen in time in the main character's psyche, is profound and unflinchingly honest. The discussions in real-life between mother and daughter - painfully real.

I will be thinking about this film for some time to come, it is an invitation to look much more closely at the stories we tell ourselves, especially with regards to "love".


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