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The Land of Steady Habits ()


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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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Barbara
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Anders Harris
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Helene Harris
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Charlie
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Preston Harris
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Donny O'Connell
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Sophie
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Mitchell Ashford
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Howard
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Larry Eastwood
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Dana
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Wes Thompson
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Young Woman
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Sandy
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Jennifer
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Dad
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Son
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Gil
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Girl in Lobby #1
Evan Mirand ...
Wes Thompson
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Mom
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Barbara's Date
Peter Brensinger ...
Malcom Tender
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Cabbie
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Asian Man
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Girl in Lobby #2
Macc Plaise ...
Mr. Baptiste
Jennifer Ann Jones ...
Nurse
Michael De Quinzio ...
Waiter

Directed by

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Nicole Holofcener

Written by

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

Produced by

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Stefanie Azpiazu ... producer
Anthony Bregman ... producer
Jennifer Roth ... executive producer

Music by

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Marcelo Zarvos

Cinematography by

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Alar Kivilo

Film Editing by

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Robert Frazen

Editorial Department

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Jeanne Applegate ... assistant editor
Samantha Astolfi ... data technician
Stacy Chaet ... workflow producer
Max Cypress ... workflow supervisor
Timothy Donovan ... assistant editor / first assistant editor
Brian May Gibson ... colorist: dailies
Adam Inglis ... colorist
Sean Toney ... lto technician
Mallory Trice ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Rori Bergman
Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by

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Dina Goldman ... production designer

Art Direction by

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Eric Dean

Set Decoration by

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Robert Covelman

Costume Design by

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Alex Bovaird

Makeup Department

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Sheri Kornhaber ... makeup department head
Alexandra Rutkay ... key makeup artist
Diana Sikes ... hair department head

Production Management

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Marshall Johnson ... assistant unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Carges ... green room pa
Amrita Kundu ... dga trainee
Jennifer Truelove ... first assistant director
Nicholas Weigand-Suminski ... second second assistant director
Dana Zolli ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Eileen Dennehy ... assistant property master
Sean Fink ... props
Kim Fischer ... assistant set decorator
Laurie Gershon ... Clearance Coordinator
Richard Hebrank ... construction coordinator
Laurel Kolsby ... graphic designer
Francis Maiorino ... greens coordinator
Megan Siobhan Murray ... art pa
Garry Pastore ... leadman
Amanda Ross ... art pa
Amanda Mika Ross ... art department assistant
Alexis Weiss ... property master
Kho Wong ... art coordinator

Sound Department

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Antonio L. Arroyo ... sound utility
Micah Blaichman ... foley mixer
Damian Canelos ... sound mixer
Noah Dunbar ... adr recordist
Michael Feuser ... dialogue editor
Matthew Haasch ... foley supervisor
Jansen Lambie ... additional boom operator
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Andrew Rice ... adr mixer
Joe Savastano ... sound utility
Wyatt Sprague ... sound effects editor
Jerry Stein ... additional mixer
Jerrell Suelto ... adr mixer
Seth Tallman ... boom operator
Caleb Townsend ... assistant sound editor
Alexa Zimmerman ... ADR Editor
Lawrence Zipf ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Fred Buchholz ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Colin Feist ... compositor
Tyler Henker ... visual effects assistant
Alan Munro ... title designer
Michael S. Pryor ... visual effects executive producer: Mr. Wolf

Stunts

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Donald John Hewitt ... stunts
Anthony Vincent ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Haffe Acosta ... second assistant "a" camera / second assistant camera
Adriana Brunetto-Lipman ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gabriel Alicto Chavez ... Best Boy Grip (re-shoots)
Pedro Corcega ... first assistant camera
Tommy Kerwick Jr. ... key grip
Denny Kortze ... "b" camera/steadicam operator
Charles Libin ... "a" camera operator
Holly E. McCarthy ... loader
Matthew Montalto ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
William Newell ... gaffer
Mitchell Perrin ... electrician (as Mitch Perrin)
Alison Cohen Rosa ... still photographer
Spencer Rubin ... grip
Jonathan Stern ... best boy

Casting Department

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Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Karlee Fomalont ... associate director / casting associate
Brittany Gischner ... background casting director
Kyle Martin ... extras casting
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anne Brenneke ... costume production assistant
Ann Bryant ... assistant costume designer
Lolly Holloway ... set costumer / tailor
John Porto ... key costumer
Megan Sanders ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Rob Cristiano ... assistant location manager
Kurt Enger ... location manager
Giovanni Ferrari ... assistant location manager
Paul Hamill ... location scout
Gerry Kim ... location scout
Victoria Korty ... location assistant
Jessica Niskar ... location assistant
Brad Reichel ... location scout

Music Department

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Edward Lyle Barton ... composer's assistant
Doug Gibson ... orchestrator
Will Melones ... scoring engineer
Justin Moshkevich ... score mixer
Gregory Polzak ... score technical engineer
Nic Ratner ... music editor
Liza Richardson ... music supervisor
Philip Rothman ... orchestrator
Joey Singer ... music clearance (as Joey Hope Singer)
Michael K. Bauer ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Hicks ... transportation captain
William Petraglia ... transportation

Other crew

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Johnny Belkin-Holland ... production accountant (as Johnny Holland)
William Berloni ... animal trainer
Stephanie Blackwood ... production coordinator
Christine Boehm ... set medic
Ashley A. Chris ... craft service
Richard Cline ... production assistant
Dalila Droege ... production secretary
Laurie Gershon ... clearances and product placement
Bethany Haynes ... production counsel
Sarah Hong ... production counsel
Thom Jones ... dialect coach
Zorinah Juan ... script supervisor
YeJin Joy Kim ... set assistant
Amry Landsberg ... assistant production coordinator
Yana Collins Lehman ... post production accountant
Erica Matlin ... Assistant to Mr. Bregman
Katie McClellan ... adr voice actor
Will O'Donnell ... production assistant
Sean Oliver ... adr loop group
Ruthie Petitto ... set assistant
Damon Plant ... production assistant
Caitlyn Porto ... production assistant
Gaby Prusak ... office production assistant
Jamie Rice ... Assistant to Ms. Holofcener
Cara Sheets ... accounting clerk
Jenna Sheets ... payroll accountant
Sahar Shmolevitz ... set assistant
Dennis Smith ... Set Medic
Brittany Sugarman ... first assistant accountant
Rick Walters ... set assistant
Carl Salonen ... stand-in (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2018) (United States) (theatrical)
  • Netflix (2018) (Argentina) (video)
  • Netflix (2018) (Australia) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2018) (Singapore) (video)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Au pays des habitudes (France)
  • Land der Gewohnheit (Germany)
  • La tierra de las buenas costumbres (Spain)
  • La tierra de hábitos constantes (Argentina)
  • Η Πολιτεία των Σταθερών Συνηθειών (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia After five feature films together, Catherine Keener does not appear in this sixth movie by Nicole Holofcener. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 12 September 2018 (2018). See more »
Quotes [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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