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Blue Jay (2016)

Unrated | | Drama | 11 October 2016 (USA)
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Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past.

Director:

Alex Lehmann

Writer:

Mark Duplass
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mark Duplass ... Jim
Sarah Paulson ... Amanda
Clu Gulager ... Waynie
James Andrews James Andrews ... Background
Harris Benbury Harris Benbury ... Background
Daniel Brooks Daniel Brooks ... Background
Mary Brooks Mary Brooks ... Background
Bill Greer Bill Greer ... Background
Cindy Greer Cindy Greer ... Background
Ana Iovine Ana Iovine ... Background
Leo Munoz Leo Munoz ... Background
Loretta Munoz Loretta Munoz ... Background
Brady Rice Brady Rice ... Background
Karen Rice Karen Rice ... Background
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Storyline

Beginning - At first they seem very, awkward and of course they have nothing to say to each other, it's been years. They go out to get some coffee and they bond for a while, you start to see their friendship, Amanda seems reserved whilst Jim seems more forward and more talkative. It just happens that they both left their hometown, sort of symbolizes their fear of having to confront their past for years to come. But they both come back and happen to run into each other, just coincidental. Written by Isabel Aghahowa

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кафе 'Голубая сойка' See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,159, 9 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,159, 9 October 2016
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Trivia

Mark Duplass attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school's mascot is a Blue Jay. See more »

Quotes

Jim: I was thinking about... our first time... in the back of this truck at the lake.
Amanda: All 38 seconds of it.
Jim: Oh, shut up! I was excited. I was 16, okay. I've developed some serious skills since then. I'll have you now.
Amanda: Oh yeah?
Jim: In fact, I've been servicing the entire Tucson, Arizona area with...
Amanda: What are you, a plumber?
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Written and Performed by Marc Ferrari, Nate Donmoyer, and Roshmond Patten (as Roshmond Doran Patten)
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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4 settings, 3 actors, 2 colors, 1 day...
18 January 2017 | by annie_geoSee all my reviews

4 settings, 3 actors, 2 colors, 1 day and 80 minutes that will warm your heart.

An emotional story that develops between old school friends who meet again after 20 something years after their ways part. Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson have an amazing chemistry together and deliver high class performance. With well-written dialogues, relatable story line, and good music, it is the one of the best Indie movies of 2016.

Expect to be amused, sad, melancholic, and nostalgic throughout the movie.

I gave it 10 and would recommend it to everyone who appreciates good movies.


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