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The Land of Steady Habits (2018)

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

Also Known As:

The Land of Steady Habits See more »

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Likely Story See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Wherever the train station is it is not Westport, CT. See more »

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[from trailer]
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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