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Under the Silver Lake (2018)

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Sam, a disenchanted young man, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Sam
Wendy Vanden Heuvel ... Topless Bird Woman (as Wendy Vaden Hueval)
Deborah Geffner ... Mom (voice)
Riley Keough ... Sarah
Riki Lindhome ... Actress
Jeannine Cota Jeannine Cota ... Botox Reporter (as Jennine Cota)
Chris Gann ... Jefferson Sevence
Callie Hernandez ... Millicent Sevence
Jessica Makinson ... Mrs. Sevence
Reese Hartwig ... Sevence Kid #1
Izzie Coffey Izzie Coffey ... Sevence Kid #2
Kayla DiVenere ... Sevence Kid #3 (as Kayla Di Venere)
Tucker Meek ... Sevence Kid #4
Sky Elobar ... Clerk
Stephanie Moore ... Brunette Roomate
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Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment's swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy in the City of Angels. Written by A24

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dakota Johnson was cast in the lead female role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Riley Keough replaced her. See more »

Goofs

When Sam drinks the tea, we see it to the right of him when the camera faces him. But, in the cut to the next shot behind him, he picks up the tea from his left. See more »

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[first lines]
Sam: Fucking fuck you.
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Golden Showers
Written by Michael Turner and Mark Ullrich
Performed by Michael Turner and Mark Ullrich
Sam wanders dazed in traffic as cars rush by
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Homage to the 1950s Film Noir, entertaining form over function.
13 July 2019 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

My wife and I watched this at home on DVD from our public library. The DVD box doesn't give away much, "A delirious fever dream about one man's search for the truth behind mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood."

The movie is a homage to 1950s film noir, and even the music was composed to evoke that feeling. Andrew Garfield is Sam, about to get evicted from his apartment for lack of payment, and about to have his car repossessed. But he doesn't seem to be in any rush to get work. He is only interested in finding out why a pretty neighbor disappeared suddenly.

Silver Lake is a community outside L.A., just east of Hollywood. There is also a reservoir there, which plays a role in the mystery. Frankly when it was over neither my wife nor I could explain a story in what we saw, but the style is so captivating that we kept watching.

I enjoyed it, my wife less so. It is not the type of movie everyone will enjoy.


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Release Date:

19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,270, 21 April 2019

Gross USA:

$46,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,053,469
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