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Little Woods (2018)

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A modern Western about two sisters who work outside the law to better their lives.


Nia DaCosta


Nia DaCosta
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tessa Thompson ... Ollie
Lily James ... Deb
Luke Kirby ... Bill
James Badge Dale ... Ian
Lance Reddick ... Carter
Charlie Ray Reid Charlie Ray Reid ... Johnny
Brandon Potter ... Dale
Jeremy St. James ... Mike
Ryan Downs Hayden Ryan Downs Hayden ... Joe
Elizabeth Maxwell ... Jenny
Luci Christian ... Sheila
Morgana Shaw ... Gerry
Jason Newman Jason Newman ... Bank Manager
Amparo Garcia-Crow Amparo Garcia-Crow ... WHC Receptionist
Rochelle Robinson ... Receptionist (Canada)


A modern Western that tells the story of two sisters, Ollie and Deb, who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives. For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for help from her sister. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Alternatively titled "Crossing the Line". See more »


Ollie: Your choices are only as good as your options are.
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Solid attempt using diversity quotas

I admire the effort of someone to make a movie about something they aren't directly involved in - but as far as a cinematic experience and story execution, this was more suited as a TV movie than an independent release. The lead was clearly out of place and used as the AA foil in a white world when it doesn't exist in North Dakota, and the story was flaccid with a mini lifetime moment at the end. As an educated minority, I don't feel the need to big up or hype a project just because it was created by a minority .. 95% of reviewers who operate with some sense of white guilt which is why Jordan Peele, Kaling etc.'s mediocre attempts at putting colors in place of formulaic white stories are seen as award worthy - I judge based on merit and story alone. The acting was weak, although Lily James and the parole officer played their roles well. Really wish it was done better because the elements were all there. Nonetheless, I will watch the director's next feature with a bigger budget because I do root for improvement but do not blindly give out participation trophies just because you check a box.

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Release Date:

19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,610, 21 April 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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