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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:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Jim: Are you going to be the first female white rapper to open for Public Enemy?
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Soundtracks

No More 'I Love You's'
Written by David Freeman and Joseph Hughes
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sarah Paulson is a revelation
30 November 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I didn't even know this film existed until today (thanks to the people mentioning it!). I think it's good. Something about it didn't completely hit me in the way the film wanted to. Sarah Paulson is definitely the best thing about it. She's a revelation, unsurprisingly. She's such a talented actress and I really hope she continues to get more film roles until she eventually wins an Oscar. On the flipside, I do like the writing from Mark Duplass, as I usually do. However, I'm just not too big on him as an actor, as usual (aside from Creep, the only time he impressed me). He's fine, but I feel like a better actor could have given more justice to the role. He's solid, for the most part. His breakdowns and emotional outbursts were not well acted at all and I could see him struggling to convey any deep emotion. I just didn't buy him, he was very surface-level and definitely wasn't in the same league as Paulson. I hope she gains some traction for this.


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