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Don't Come Back from the Moon (2017)

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Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age.

Writers:

Dean Bakopoulos (screenplay by), Bruce Thierry Cheung (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
6 wins. See more awards »

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James Franco ... Roman Smalley
Rashida Jones ... Eva Smalley
Jeff Wahlberg ... Mickey Smalley (as Jeffrey Wahlberg)
Alyssa Elle Steinacker ... Sonya Stecko
Zackary Arthur ... Kolya Smalley
Hale Lytle ... Nick
Henry Hopper ... Ray
Jeremiah Noe Jeremiah Noe ... Uncle John
Scott Crane ... Budd Stecko
Cheyenne Haynes ... Jodie
Ambar Velazquez Ambar Velazquez ... Summer
Francesca Eaddy ... Teenage Party Girl
Anthony Ontiveros Anthony Ontiveros ... Val
Jesse Alvarez ... Jake
Theresa Lamer Theresa Lamer ... Cookie
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Fathers in a small California desert town abandon their children one by one leaving behind a wake of anger and crime as their sons and daughters come of age.

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The men left. They remained.

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Drama

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Filmed mostly in Bombay Beach, CA. See more »

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Mickey Smalley: Is there some happiness here in the desert? Of cause there is. Still that doesn't change everything. It doesn't change this;
[pause]
Mickey Smalley: the moon follows us wherever we go.
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Realistic Dystopia
20 January 2019 | by brendaniforthSee all my reviews

The previous reviewer was right - this film deserves an audience and should be showing at more than one out of the way theater in a major metropolitan area. It's beautifully shot with interesting camera angles and extreme close-ups of its fresh young stars. It's set in a poor area that has been further ravaged by some natural or man-made disaster. While what has happened isn't spelled out, what is clear and poignantly portrayed is the effect poverty and hopelessness have on families and the young people left behind. Even though the landscape is bleak and the future uncertain, the movie still leaves you with a sense of hope.


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USA

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Release Date:

18 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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