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Damsel (2018)

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It's the Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pattinson ... Samuel Alabaster
Mia Wasikowska ... Penelope
David Zellner ... Parson Henry
Nathan Zellner ... Rufus Cornell
Joseph Billingiere Joseph Billingiere ... Zachariah Running Bear
Morgan Lund Morgan Lund ... Bar Creep
Ray Kelleher Ray Kelleher ... Barkeep
David Wingo ... Barrel of Laughs
Russell Mael ... Prairie Crooner
Gary Brookins Gary Brookins ... Sheriff
Gabe Casdorph ... Anton Cornell
Landon Weeks Landon Weeks ... Piano Player
Larry Zeng Larry Zeng ... Scalped Traveler
Sabrina Chappuis Sabrina Chappuis ... Angry Traveler
Palmer Scott Palmer Scott ... Barber
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As Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) travels across the American Frontier, on a journey to marry the love he has always looked for, Penelope (Mia Wasikowski), life becomes more and more dangerous. Accompanied by his miniature horse, Butterscotch, and drunkard companion, Parson Henry (David Zellner), the lines between hero, villain and damsel in distress become more and more blurred in this comic reinvention of the classic western movie. Written by DeAlan Wilson www.ComedyE.com

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Comedy | Drama | Western

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Rated R for some violence, language, sexual material, and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Damulka See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,291, 24 June 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$305,136, 23 August 2018
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Robert Pattinson first read the script, but passed it on because he thought a movie like this would never get financed because he couldn't really categorize it. A few weeks later, he randomly watched the directors previous film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) at the cinema and loved it. Wanting to know who the directors were, he asked his agent about them and found out that he read the script for Damsel a few weeks earlier. See more »


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Yodel For A Hanging
Written by Ron Mael (as Ronald D. Mael), Russell Mael (as Russell C. Mael)
Performed by Russell Mael
Published by BMG Rights Management (UK), Ltd.
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Pretentious Western... trying to be edgy
27 June 2019 | by clarkmick33See all my reviews

This film should have been a short film and it may have been good... but it felt drawn out to its full film length .... at first the dialogue was interesting and whimsical but then became pretentious and obvious .... there were parts when the actors seemed in character with a western accent and ye olde vocabulary and there were others where they seemed to make no effort at all just throwing out modern slang and slander like dropping f bombs... it just threw you out of the movie. The twist I could see a mile off..... however all the actors felt like they just came "on set" clothing looking fresh. Some of the dialogue between the characters goes no where.... which is you feel at the end of the film .... just gone none where.


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