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Burn Your Maps (2016)

PG-13 | | Adventure | 2018 (USA)
A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - He believes that he is in fact a ... See full summary »

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Jordan Roberts

Writers:

Jordan Roberts (screenplay by), Robyn Joy Leff (based on the short story by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vera Farmiga ... Alise
Jacob Tremblay ... Wes
Virginia Madsen ... Victoria
Marton Csokas ... Connor
Jason Scott Lee ... Shaman Helper
Suraj Sharma ... Ismail
Ramon Rodriguez ... Batbayar
Glynis Davies ... Lillian
Valerie Planche ... Maureen
Taylor Geare ... Becca
Jessica Nelson ... College Campus Kid
Lara Zaluski ... Samantha
Sasha Barry Sasha Barry ... Susan
Rae Farrer ... Sister Ruth
Dwight Layne ... Mongolian Teacher
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A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - He believes that he is in fact a Mongolian goat herder.

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Adventure

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some mature sexual material, and brief strong language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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12 November 2016 | by farrago510See all my reviews

Within 5 minutes of the beginning of this film, my wife leaned over and whispered, "I love this film." I had just been thinking the same thing. "Burn Your Maps" is incredibly well written, acted, and directed. You don't realize in the first 5 minutes that the director is going to take you on a journey that will skillfully stir so many emotions, but that is exactly what Jordan Roberts does. The characters, brilliantly portrayed by Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, and others, are all lost in their own way and spend the film journeying to find themselves and to be found by others. Movies that touch on so many emotions can often seem manipulative of the viewer. Not this one. That's where "Burn Your Maps" really shines. It is incredibly crafted to take you on the journey. I'm usually really time sensitive on movies, very aware if parts seem to drag or are uneven. Honestly, I have no idea how long this movie lasted. From those first five minutes through the closing credits, I was immersed in the story that kept me at a pleasing state of "feeling". Go see this movie. You'll be glad you did.


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