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The Strange Ones (2017)

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Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.
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Credited cast:
Alex Pettyfer ... Nick
James Freedson-Jackson ... Sam
Emily Althaus ... Kelly
Gene Jones ... Gary
Owen Campbell ... Luke
Tobias Campbell ... Jeremiah
Marin Ireland ... Crystal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Will Blomker ... Robert
Cindy Cheung ... Sarah's Mother
Allen Fawcett ... Rest Stop Attendant
Dorothea Elena Gloria ... Camper
Betsy Holt ... Diner Waitress
Birgit Huppuch ... Dr. Faller
Sara Kiener Sara Kiener ... Counselor
Melanie Nicholls-King ... Detective Reynolds
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Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing violent images, and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Connections

Remake of The Strange Ones (2011) See more »

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Jesus Riding Shotgun
Written by Troy Thompson & Bart Barton
Performed by Lacy Larsen
Courtesy of CAPP Records Inc. and Music Supervisors, Inc.
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This one is strange.
6 January 2018 | by hi_im_manicSee all my reviews

Prepare to be perplexed. I don't know what I watched, but it was well played. I may have to re-watch it a couple of times to bend my mind around what is happening in the story. It's surely confounding, but it doesn't feel like a mind-trip. It nags on me as if, perhaps, I wasn't following closely enough and missed important plot artifacts.

This one firmly classifies as a psychological thriller, it is far more cerebral than action-oriented and it's not suited for lazy popcorn viewing. It's strongly atmospheric and leads the viewer questioning what is real, imaginary or a dream. The film nods at several interpretations of events.

The run time seems short, and I've read elsewhere online that this movie is based off of a short film, a possibility that does makes sense. One element I found distracting is how much Pettyfer resembles Ryan Phillipe both in appearance and mannerism, it's like Phillipe was deliberately channeled.

I may change my rating following subsequent viewing. I suggest watching a trailer or two before deciding if this film thrills you or kills you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,374
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2.35 : 1
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