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Unless (2016)

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A writer struggles with her daughter's decision to drop out of college and live on the streets. Based on the novel "Unless" by Carol Shields.

Director:

Alan Gilsenan

Writers:

Carol Shields (novel), Alan Gilsenan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Gross ... Norah Winters
Catherine Keener ... Reta Winters
Matt Craven ... Tom Winters
Abigail Winter Abigail Winter ... Natalie Winters
Chloe Rose ... Christine Winters
Nora Sheehan Nora Sheehan ... Traffic Cop
Martha Henry Martha Henry ... Lois Winters
Dewshane Williams ... Ben Abbot
William Webster William Webster ... Professor Hamilton
Linda Kash ... Tessa Karels
Hanna Schygulla ... Danielle Westerman
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Cery Arnaud
Robert Nasmith Robert Nasmith ... Baby Moon McFadden
Dylan Harman Dylan Harman ... Jim Halliday
Kathryn Greenwood ... Willow Halliday
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Storyline

Reta Winters has many reasons to be happy. Then, suddenly, all the quiet satisfactions of her well-lived life disappear in a moment: her eldest daughter Norah inexplicably drops out of college and is found on a Toronto street corner, pan-handling and refusing to speak, with a cardboard sign reading GOODNESS around her neck.

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Drama

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Reta Winters: [voice over] All my life, I've heard of people speak of finding themselves in acute pain, bankrupt in spirit and body, but I've never understood what they meant. To lose. To have lost. I believe these visitations of darkness last only a few minutes or hours, and that these saddened people, in-between bouts, are occupied, because we all are, with the useful monotony of happiness.
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Solid film
30 November 2020 | by orpenlynchSee all my reviews

Must watch if you like interesting and deep meanings.


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Country:

Canada | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (Ireland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

EUR20,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,527
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