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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Land of Steady Habits See more »

Filming Locations:

Tarrytown, New York, USA

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Likely Story See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Mendelsohn and Connie Britton last appeared together seventeen years previously in The Wonderful World of Disney: Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001); Mendelsohn played Alexander Hall, director of one of Shirley's films and Britton played Gertrude Temple, Shirley's mother. 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

Anders Hill: He's
[Preston]
Anders Hill: just kinda lost, you know... and angry and generally rude, immature, a little bit like the guy you see sitting across from you right now.
Barbara: Oh! Lucky me.
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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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