Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.
Marilyn Faith Hickey
Motivated by an almost ferocious love for his intellectually disabled brother, Nick, and an explosive mix of desperation and thirst for a better life, the abrasive and fledgeling criminal, Connie, involves his sibling in an ill-conceived bank robbery that swears to be a quick and easy job. Instead, things go utterly wrong, and Nick will wind up in Rikers Island after one unanticipated complication, forcing the desperate but determined Connie to embark on a nightmarish, no-holds-barred quest to bail Nick out. Inevitably, over the course of a long and violent night, Connie will go to great lengths to save Nick from a cruel fate, doomed, however, to do more harm than good. Is it all heading somewhere? Written by
Pattinson on Connie manipulating other people: "He has an innate understanding of what people want. He's very good at diverting attention. When we were first developing it, they really wanted to push in the direction of making him a sort of mystic. He doesn't really realize what that is. He's a loner, and the more you live in isolation, the more you develop a unique fantasy life in your head. When you live isolated from others, the imagination gains more and more space and you just lose contact with reality. I think he's running stories rather than lies. When he's in the hospital, he bumps into a cop and tells him he was with his father in a room and that there is a problem with the TV. I was imagining that he's not lying: in his head it happened. The immediacy was the really interesting part to me: he doesn't have to think, it's so instinctive. He is like an actor without realizing it. He also is like a dog running after his own tail. It's always fascinating to see, this animal going faster and faster in such an obsessive way. There's something very personal for me here but I can't really define it. On one side he is immersed in reality but he is constantly in an imaginary world, too. And that's something I share with him." See more »
During the flashback scene outside White Castle, the acid-buying complainer is shown running along a street and then entering a cab. The street has red colored crosswalks (or bicycle paths) and the cab is green and white. Neither the red path nor any green and white cabs are found in New York City, let alone the Queens, New York area where the film takes place. See more »
The Pure and the Damned
Written and performed by Daniel Lopatin (as Oneohtrix Point Never) featuring Iggy Pop
Words - Iggy Pop, Music - Daniel Lopatin (as D. Lopatin)
Courtesy of Warp Records
Iggy Pop appears courtesy of Thousand Mile Inc.
Published by Top Notch Booty (BMI) Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Published by Warp Publishing (SESAC)
Iggy Pop vocals recorded at Elite Music Studios Miami See more »
This is a pretty good movie. It starts off very fresh and thrilling, as two brothers rob a bank. We envision this movie being a fantastic heist or crime thriller. It sort of does that, but goes in a couple of weird, but pleasing, directions. By that I mean the movie never stops on the thrills, but takes us in directions we would never envision it to go. It is not a step by step movie, which is great about it. What can be perceived as boring, space fillers, turns out to be effective and concludes in a very pleasing space. On a different note, Pattinson does not shine in this film as was expected.
Not Oscar worthy, but definitely a great ride of 2017.
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