Writer-director Charlie McDowell returns to Sundance this year with a thriller about a scientist (played by Robert Redford) who uncovers scientific proof that there is indeed an afterlife. His son is portrayed by Jason Segel, who's not too sure about his father's "discovery", and Rooney Mara plays a mystery woman who has her own reasons for wanting to find out more about the afterlife.
Barry Brown, Park City, UT
Did You Know?
The film was originally written to take place in a sleepy rural town area. Director Charlie McDowell
and his team eventually rewrote the movie to fit the Newport, Rhode Island location because of how much they fell in love with the visuals in the area. See more
When Will saves Isla, she tells him: "You were supposed to be the last person I ever spoke to.".
But after they talked while she was hitchhiking, she got a ride, so the last person Isla talked to should be the driver, at least to tell him where she was going to (even is she might be meaning that Will was "the last person she had a significant conversation with"). See more
Dr. Harber, before we're live, I just wanted to say thank you for choosing me.
[warming up his voice
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
The rich history you have with other journalists...
I chose you precisely because we don't have a history. Now, don't fuck it up.
Arrival in Nara
Written by Joe Newman
, Thom Green
and Gus Unger-Hamilton
Performed by Alt-J
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Canvasback Music
Courtesy of Infectious Music Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Film & TV Licensing
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