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Furlough (2018)

R | | Comedy | 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.

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Laurie Collyer

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Barry Strugatz
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Cast

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 ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Furlough See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Lala Anthony who plays Nicole's sister Brandy, brings her husband and son to visit for their Mom's birthday. Brandy's son is played by Lala's real life son Kiyan Anthony. See more »

Soundtracks

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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Wanted to like it but...
2 March 2019 | by jrneptuneSee all my reviews

I really expect more from this movie. It has a number of my favorite actors. It had a good premise. I considered watching it again incase I missed something but decided against it.

The story is ripe with plot holes. Melissa Leo has the strongest performance in my opinion. At least she could say she went to jail for bad decisions and with even being near the end of her sentence she would still make bad choices. I would guess either the director or writer were to blame for failed performances of Tessa Thompson and Whoopi Goldberg.

At least the camerawork was good. Worth seeing once if you have the time and nothing better to watch. Hopefully whoever was at fault will improve their craft in the future.


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