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Furlough (2018)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 16 March 2018 (USA)
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When an inmate is granted one weekend out of prison to see her dying mother, a rookie correction officer struggles to keep her under control.

Director:

Laurie Collyer

Writer:

Barry Strugatz
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Credited cast:
Melissa Leo ... Joan Anderson
Tessa Thompson ... Nicole Stevens
Edgar Ramírez ... Kevin Rivera
Erik Griffin ... Warden Borden
Drena De Niro ... Linda
La La Anthony ... Brandy
Damien Lemon ... Michael Evans
Suzanne Shepherd ... Elizabeth Anderson
Michael Chernus ... Bus Driver
Dolly Wells ... SA Group Leader
Anna Paquin ... Lily Benson
Whoopi Goldberg ... Moms
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lorenzo Beronilla Lorenzo Beronilla ... Clerk / Train Ticket Counter
Jerry Dean Jerry Dean ... AA Leader
Jennifer Delora Jennifer Delora ... AA Member with Attitude
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When an inmate is granted one weekend out of prison to see her dying mother, a rookie correction officer struggles to keep her under control.

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Rated R for a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »
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This marks the second time that Whoopi Goldberg and Tessa Thompson played mother and daughter on screen. They also played mother and daughter in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls See more »

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I Want Love and Affection (Not the House of Correction)
Performed by Nathaniel Mayer
Written by Nathaniel Mayer
Published by Trianon Publications (BMI)
Courtesy of Fortune Records
By Arrangement with Westwood Music Group
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Humour Falls Flat and Plot is Full of Contrivances
14 January 2019 | by ddrucker-424-403482See all my reviews

A young, struggling part-time correctional officer gets the chance to become full-time by escorting a prisoner to her mother's deathbed. She is obviously supposed to learn something from the experience of trying to chaperone an unruly but older prisoner. Instead of a script that might let them learn or bond, instead it's a series of scenes with them simply sitting together as they travel.

Unfortunately, it feels as if the plot gets elements added to it to make it difficult. Most of what occurs in the trip seems to happen for no good reason, except to create situations where the inmate can escape, at least temporarily? Why, for example, would they be forced to take a bus and then a train to the mother (but then quickly return via rental car)? Why does the phone of the officer constantly ring or receive texts? Why do romantic interests appear and disappear as if put on the screen like chess pieces?

In short, I wanted to like this movie but it seems a mess, and I kept wondering how much Whoopie Goldberg and Anna Paquin were paid for what must have been 2 days of shooting each (if that). The humour really doesn't work - painfully so. The script is dull at best, and the tone is sometimes too mournful for it's own good. If you are a fan of Orange is the New Black, any episode you've seen is better than this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Furlough See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,472

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,472
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2.35 : 1
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