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When Owen is forced to confront the past he's been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit and murder.

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Richard Bates Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Grenier ... Owen
Angela Trimbur ... Isabel
Fionnula Flanagan ... Violet
AnnaLynne McCord ... Pearl
Sally Kirkland ... Florence
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Caleb
Ezra Buzzington ... Pastor Sterling
Molly McCook ... Aimee
Ray Santiago ... Sheldon
Michael Laren Michael Laren ... Photographer
Clayton Jackson Clayton Jackson ... Colton
Alexa Hamilton ... Owen's Mother
Karl Schott Karl Schott ... Owen's Father (as Karl Scott)
Brayden Austin Brayden Austin ... Young Owen
Ruby Lightfoot ... Young Pearl
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The obnoxious, cynical and sarcastic web designer Owen lives with his girlfriend Isabelle. Owen has analysis with his psychiatrist Florence since he feels guilty for the fire that killed his parents and deformed his sister Pearl. When Isabelle discloses that she is pregnant, she asks Owen to make up with his only family composed by his estranged grandmother Violet and Pearl. Owen warns Isabelle that Violet is a nasty woman, but they travel to his hometown. They learn that Violet is a despicable woman that keeps Beatrice locked in her room. Isabelle realizes that Owen has told the truth about Violet, but they stay for a couple of days more because of Pearl with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A film by Richard Bates, Jr.


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Rated R for some disturbing violence/behavior, strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrath See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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2.39:1
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Violet: Oh, Owen, grow up. Your mother was a whore, your father was a moron, and your sister is an abomination. Now I have to go to my grave knowing that the bloodline continues.
Owen: How can call yourself a Christian?
Violet: The same way you could call yourself a man.
Owen: You know, sometimes I wish this Bible shit were true, so I could see you burn right alongside me.
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So Long Ago & Far Away
Written by Karen Dalton and Marissa Nadler
Published by Karen Dalton
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
Performed by Marissa Nadler
Courtesy of Marissa Nadler
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Black comedy but not much horror
4 November 2016 | by nickyb-79131See all my reviews

I'm not sure how this could be billed as a horror in an older day it would have been called a tragedy I guess 'horror' is the dumbed down description or for the sake of pigeon holing.

The first scene did make me laugh(as much as one person can laugh when watching a movie alone). It is a black comedy surrounding dysfunctional relationships.

I enjoyed it finding the script decent and the acting good enough not to distract. The camera-work, post-processing and lighting was well done for a film that had a small budget feel, on a technical aspect it reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. The quirkiness of the script delivered by the characters is what makes the film worth a watch. A film for types that like nothing more than escaping for a weekend to film festivals, Not entirely certain this will have mass appeal for the college-age demographic. I'd say a film for a mature audience and I don't merely mean 18+.


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