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The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 14 September 2018 (USA)
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After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders befriends a drug-addicted teen, sending him down a path of reckless and shameful behavior.

Director:

Nicole Holofcener

Writers:

Nicole Holofcener, Ted Thompson (based on the novel by)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Mendelsohn ... Anders Harris
Connie Britton ... Barbara
Charlie Tahan ... Charlie
Elizabeth Marvel ... Sophie
Edie Falco ... Helene Harris
Thomas Mann ... Preston Harris
Bill Camp ... Donny O'Connell
Michael Gaston ... Mitchell Ashford
Natalie Gold ... Dana
Josh Pais ... Larry Eastwood
Victor Williams ... Howard
Victor Slezak ... Wes Thompson
Antonio Ortiz ... Actor
Georgia Ximenes Lifsher ... Jennifer
Mary Catherine Garrison ... Sandy
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Storyline

Feeling trapped in the stifling, wealthy enclave of Westport, Connecticut, Anders Harris (Ben Mendelsohn) retires from his job in finance and leaves his wife (Edie Falco) in the hopes that it will renew his lust for life. However, he's quickly faced with the startling reality of his choices; he spends his days looking for things to decorate his empty shelves, sleeping with strangers and feeling terribly lost. Missing his ex-wife and on the outs with his troubled 27-year-old son (Thomas Mann), Anders befriends a drug-addicted teen (Charlie Tahan), sending him down a path of reckless and regrettable behavior. His shameful actions cause him to question who he is as a father and, ultimately, who he is as a person.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

This is the second time Charlie Tahan's character is gifted a stolen library book from another character. In this movie, Charlie Tahan's character is given a stolen library book from Ben Mendelsohn's character. In the Netflix original "Ozark", Charlie Tahan's character is also given a stolen library book by the character Charlotte Byrde. See more »

Goofs

During the party scene when Anders is talking about his early retirement, the glass he is holding switches from his right hand to his left hand in the reverse shot. See more »

Quotes

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Anders Hill: I used to have this vision: My life was like a web. The more webs could have coming from you, then the more important you were. But if you vanish, then the people that were in your life, they learn to rely on someone else. And then the web just remakes itself and moves on without you.
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Soundtracks

Carol of the Bells
Performed by Rick Gallagher
Written by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
Arranged by Eric Gallagher
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Sometimes, you need depressing too
16 September 2018 | by asifkabeerSee all my reviews

By watching this film, you won't get a story, or some profound way to "live the best life" it's about reality, it's about knowing the things that you do or plan will always not result in happiness. Savour it's slowness in solitude, hopefully you will connect with Anders.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tarrytown, New York, USA

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Likely Story See more »
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Color

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2.00 : 1
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