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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.

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Nicole Holofcener

Writers:

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

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

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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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I liked it even if I got in a dreppessing mood after watching it
24 September 2018 | by gabiisiSee all my reviews

I really likes this movie, I guess because I could relate so much to the main character son. I usually get bored with movies like this but I never stopped paying attention. The characters are real, the way life's is portrayed is really close to what I think life is.

The only thing I didn't really like was the ending, that's the only reason this is a 9/10 for me.


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