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Boundaries (2018)

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Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.


Shana Feste


Shana Feste
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vera Farmiga ... Laura
Christopher Plummer ... Jack
Lewis MacDougall ... Henry
Christopher Lloyd ... Stanley
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Serg
Kristen Schaal ... Jojo
Bobby Cannavale ... Leonard
Peter Fonda ... Joey
Dolly Wells ... Sofia
Ryan Robbins ... Jim
Maxine Miller Maxine Miller ... Flirty Harriet
Terence Kelly Terence Kelly ... Gruff Board Member
BJ Harrison ... Mary
Chelah Horsdal ... Therapist
Robin T. Rose ... Willie


Single mom Laura (Farmiga), along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry (MacDougall) is forced to drive Jack (Plummer), her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.  The road trip veers off course when Jack decides to make a couple 'stops' and Henry asks to see his ne'er-do-well dad Leonard (Cannavale), completely upending Laura's attempt to hold her family together and ultimately forcing her to finally see her father for the man he really is.

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With Every Road Trip Comes Baggage


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug material, language, some sexual references and nude sketches | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 September 2018 (Brazil) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,552, 24 June 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$703,438, 6 September 2018
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Filmed in May 2016, but not released until early 2018. See more »


[first lines]
Laura: I was thinking we might switch back to seeing each other once a month. Yeah, I'm feeling like I'm in a really good place. You know, like, I've done the work. We've done the work. We've done it.
Therapist: Have you spoken with your father recently?
Laura: Well, I... He called, but I did not pick up. He knows the conditions.
Therapist: So you set a boundary?
Laura: Yeah.
Therapist: That must have been very difficult for you.
Laura: Not really. No. I'm feeling really resolute. Like, *very* resolute. So resolute, in fact... I was thinking...
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Boundaries - Funny and enjoyable movie
26 June 2018 | by MeenaaZSee all my reviews

I saw this movie recently and I LOVED IT. Everyone in the theatre had a great time and I could tell because they were laughing during every scene. Scrolling through these comments, it's unfair, upsetting, disconcerting, and saddening that this movie is receiving the ratings issued to it. And for what, political reasons? This is a solid independent film made by a great female director. If you want a great laugh, watch this film. If you want to be put on an emotional roller coaster, watch this film. Put your political views aside and make your own choices! I can clearly tell the low ratings are particularly influenced by the recent comments by one of the actors in this film; however, this is not HIS film. It is Shana Feste's film. It is Christopher Plummer's film. It is Vera Farmiga's film, and so on. His remarks shouldn't be associated with any of the cast or crew's. This movie is about love. It has representation and it addresses real-life concerns everyone experiencesI The film includes a lot of outstanding and fun performances by every cast member. Boundaries is a beautiful story about life's discoveries. The cast and crew are lovely people and I'd hate to see this film get tarnished because of this never ending political drama.

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