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The Tree (2017)

Inspired by an actual friendship between the director's mother and his mother's best friend, 'The Tree' is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88 year-old widow (Dorothy Thorp) who ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Joicie Appell Joicie Appell ... Dorothy Thorp
Scott Cordes ... Jim
Christie Courville ... Julie
Michelle Daugharthy ... Michelle Parks
Doug Dowell ... Frank Gulledge
Matthew Dunehoo ... Dr. Allen
Paul Fellers ... John McMillan
Sydney Hendricks Sydney Hendricks ... Young Pat
Dena Hildebrand ... Dena
Cedric Houle ... Sam
Herman Johansen ... Mechanic
Caroline Kelley Caroline Kelley ... Young Dorothy
Laura Kirk ... Marge McMillan
Linda Levin Linda Levin ... Linda
Jennifer Mays Jennifer Mays ... Pharmacist
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Inspired by an actual friendship between the director's mother and his mother's best friend, 'The Tree' is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88 year-old widow (Dorothy Thorp) who takes a road trip from Wamego, Kansas, back to Terre Haute, Indiana, to visit her oldest and dearest childhood friend.

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Drama | Family

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Excellent handling of a powerful subject!
9 July 2019 | by terrylm-56666See all my reviews

I was warned the pace of this movie was slow, but I found it to be perfect for the subject matter. While some bits were formulaic, the film's authenticity towards its subject matter (the consequences of getting old, elderly independence, following a dream, taking responsibility for oneself, giving others room for themselves) was VERY well done. The direction, the sets and the actors all presented an accurate picture of the experiences and emotions for that time and place. Kudos to all involved.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kansas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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NEVER2LATE Productions See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

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2:1
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