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Donald Cried (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 12 March 2016 (USA)
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With sudden passing of his grandmother, Peter Latang returns to his hometown and encounters his long lost, childhood friend, Donald Treebeck. What begins as a simple favor, turns into a long day's journey into the past.


Kris Avedisian (as Kristopher Avedisian)


Kris Avedisian (as Kristopher Avedisian), Kris Avedisian (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Wakeman Jesse Wakeman ... Peter
William Billington William Billington ... Taxi Driver (as William Billington Sr)
Louisa Krause ... Kristin
Kris Avedisian Kris Avedisian ... Donald
Alexander Cook Alexander Cook ... Mortician
Melissa Avedisian Melissa Avedisian ... Brenda Bradley
Matthew Anthony Jr. Matthew Anthony Jr. ... Shaun (as Matthew Anthony)
Senna Avedisian Senna Avedisian ... Baby
Ted Arcidi ... Corey
Kalayda Barletta Kalayda Barletta ... Carina
Nick Riess Nick Riess ... Dwayne
Matthew Barletta Matthew Barletta ... Dwayne's Buddy
Jeremy Furtado Jeremy Furtado ... Brian Touty
Bridget Holden Bridget Holden ... Touty's Girlfriend
Kate Fitzgerald ... Barbara


With sudden passing of his grandmother, Peter Latang returns to his hometown and encounters his long lost, childhood friend, Donald Treebeck. What begins as a simple favor, turns into a long day's journey into the past.

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Coming home has never been less fun See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

12 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Donald zapłakał See more »

Filming Locations:

Rhode Island, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,977, 5 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,309, 12 May 2017
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The scene where Peter goes over to Donald's house for the first time was originally shot with Donald answering the door. The filmmakers later re-shot it so that Donald is already outside taking out the trash when he sees Peter. See more »


Donald: Do you do social media at all?
Peter: Not really.
Donald: No? Because I found a guy, uh, Pete Latang, from Wyoming.
Peter: Okay.
Donald: And I thought it was you, so I was following for a while, and he had like a family and stuff. You know, I kept private messaging him, and eventually he told me to, you know, fuck off, 'cause it wasn't who... you know, I wasn't who he thought it was. But I thought maybe it was still you, and you just didn't wanna talk to me.
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References Face/Off (1997) See more »


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His Crying makes us laugh
5 March 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

And what is it about crying losers that makes us laugh? It's mostly because he does not realize that we think he's a looser. Donald is from a small town that he never left and is contempt with his life. His best friend in high school, Peter who has not been back in town since he left 15 years ago returns to take care of his recently decease grandma's affairs, and in the processes, catches up with a man who has not changed in all that time, which is a real problem for Peter whose not trying to go back.

Donald Cried is appealing in that it's a very relatable type of thing. The filmmaker who also happens to play Donald is able to tackle the subject most likely cause he has vast experience, either being the man he plays or most likely being Peter from a very observational point of view. It's a series of characters that no matter who you are you know at least one.

It has a pretty solid story about a man who has his reasons for leaving and never looking back trying not to face looking back, but gets tangle with something (in this case someone) that's too wrapped up in what he's escaping.

It seems far fetch to compare this movie to Manchester by The Sea, as it will never achieve the type of recognition that film will, just because this is a comedy, but it's the same for being relatable in that trying to escape a small town situation.

Very good.


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