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Krisha (2015)

R | | Drama | 18 March 2016 (USA)
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Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.

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Trey Edward Shults
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Cast

Cast overview:
Krisha Fairchild ... Krisha
Alex Dobrenko ... Alex
Robyn Fairchild Robyn Fairchild ... Robyn
Chris Doubek ... Dr. Becker
Victoria Fairchild Victoria Fairchild ... Vicki
Bryan Casserly ... Logan
Chase Joliet ... Chase
Atheena Frizzell Atheena Frizzell ... Atheena
Augustine Frizzell ... Augustine
Olivia Grace Applegate ... Olivia
Rose Nelson Rose Nelson ... Baby Rose
Bill Wise ... Doyle
Trey Edward Shults ... Trey
Billie Fairchild Billie Fairchild ... Grandma
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Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, substance abuse and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Криша See more »

Filming Locations:

Spring, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,880, 20 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$140,779, 22 May 2016
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Hoody Boy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Krisha is seen with a missing portion of her finger, which is never explained throughout the film; in real life actress Krisha Fairchild lost the tip of her index finger while trying to break up a dogfight shortly before the start of filming. She wanted to back out of the film because of the injury but eventually agreed to stay on. See more »


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I'll Always Be Here
Performed by Olivia Grace Applegate (as Olivia Applegate)
(C) 2016 Lakeshore Records
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A surprisingly unique take on a well-worn story!
20 December 2016 | by Matt-the-HaspSee all my reviews

Don't let the plot synopsis fool you. First-time writer-director Trey Edward Shults has managed to craft a unique and absorbing family drama from a premise which appears mundane and conventional on the surface.

Krisha Fairchild is magnificent in the lead role, and the mostly non-actor cast add a heightened sense of honesty and realism to the drama, which can make for engrossing, if at times uncomfortable viewing.

However, what makes Krisha truly stand out is the cinematography and score. With an opening shot lasting about six minutes, it's clear from the start that this isn't your run-of-the-mill family drama. The camera is used in ways that can sometimes call attention to itself, but is always in service of the story. The rattling score permeates the film with a feeling of dread and anxiety which, with the camera-work, really makes us feel what the title character is feeling.

While Krisha is not a perfect film (although the opening 20-30 minutes come close), it manages to feel unique and original in ways I didn't think would be possible in 2016. This is the most pleasant surprise of the year, and I can't wait to see what Shults does next.


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