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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.


Trey Edward Shults
16 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Krisha Fairchild Krisha Fairchild ... Krisha
Alex Dobrenko 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


Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Billie Fairchild, who plays Grandma in the film, is actually suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, so she was not entirely aware she was acting in a film, although director Trey Shults said she had a wonderful time at the "Thanksgiving". See more »


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Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne
Courtesy of Warner Chappell Inc o/b/o Stratford Music Corp.
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of the Estate of Nina Simone and Rich & Famous Records, Ltd.
© 1968, courtesy of Steven Ames Brown
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Too real for most IMDb film reviewers
6 December 2016 | by rick-42282See all my reviews

Like "La Cienaga", this movie has a veracity and intimacy that will freak out most self- appointed film critics (and I'm not one). If you can't handle domestic pain, tension, and heartbreak then don't watch it. As a big fan of Dostoyevsky I found it riveting and powerful. After viewing I immediately sought out the back story and wasn't surprised to learn the cast/family are actual family members. I don't think a filmmaker could achieve what Shults does with an all-actor cast. It matters not a whit to me that he used family members or that you can foresee an inevitable train wreck in the making toward the end of Act 2. A great film, and the audio effects are superb, especially in the kitchen scene and the use of a Nina Simone track to score Krisha's high flying cookoff.

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Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Spring, Texas, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,880, 20 March 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hoody Boy Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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