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The Discovery (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 31 March 2017 (USA)
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Two years after the afterlife is scientifically proven, a man attempts to help a young woman break away from her dark past.

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Charlie McDowell
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Credited cast:
Robert Redford ... Thomas
Mary Steenburgen ... Interviewer
Brian McCarthy ... Sound Recordist
Jason Segel ... Will
Rooney Mara ... Isla
Jesse Plemons ... Toby
Ron Canada ... Cooper
Riley Keough ... Lacey
Connor Ratliff ... Coroner
M.J. Karmi ... Janice (as MJ Karmi)
Kimleigh Smith ... Hospital Receptionist
Willie C. Carpenter Willie C. Carpenter ... Hospital Janitor (as Willie Carpenter)
Wendy Makkena ... Mom
Adam Khaykin ... Oliver (as Adam Morrison Khaykin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lindsay Schnebly Lindsay Schnebly ... Newscaster
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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. Written by Barry Brown, Park City, UT

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English

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31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Descoberta See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Charlie McDowell directs his girlfriend Rooney Mara and his mother Mary Steenburgen in this film. See more »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Interviewer: Dr. Harber, before we're live, I just wanted to say thank you for choosing me.
Thomas: [warming up his voice] Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Interviewer: The rich history you have with other journalists...
Thomas: I chose you precisely because we don't have a history. Now, don't fuck it up.
Producer: Fifteen seconds...
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Hey Lacey
Written by Jesse Plemons
Performed by Jesse Plemons
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The ratings do not do this movie justice.
6 April 2017 | by jeroenswenSee all my reviews

I went into this movie with a "I have time to spare, seems like an interesting concept, the 6.5 rating is worthy enough to waste some time on".

But when I finished it, boy I was angry. And not because of the movie, but because of the ratings.

This movie will not show you fancy Hollywood sci-fi tricks, it will not give you jump-scares and it will definitely not maintain your religion (hey, could this be the reason of the bad ratings?) It will however, open your mind to a whole new concept of feelings and reality. The closest I can compare the feelings I experienced watching this to is "A beautiful mind" and "Mr. Nobody". It is very VERY different from those movies, however, it's the only way I can describe the experience.

Again, do not let the ratings fool you, (generic) Hollywood and religion came by and clearly cast their votes to deceive you.

Watch this movie.


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