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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Land of Steady Habits See more »

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Likely Story See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto international Film Festival) in Canada in September 2018. See more »

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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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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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