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What They Had (2018)

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Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home at her brother's (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father's (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Hilary Swank ... Bridget
Michael Shannon ... Nick
Robert Forster ... Burt
Blythe Danner ... Ruth
Taissa Farmiga ... Emma
Josh Lucas ... Eddie
Sarah Sutherland ... Mary
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Marion
Aimee Garcia ... Dr. Zoe
William Smillie ... Gerry
Isabeau Dornevil Isabeau Dornevil ... R.A.
Jennifer Robideau ... Rachel
Jay Montepare Jay Montepare ... David
Ann Whitney Ann Whitney ... Neighbor Lady
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Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home at her brother's (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father's (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

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A family united by the past. Divided by the present.

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Drama

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Rated R for language including a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Color

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2.39:1
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Relatable story about that one family we all know
11 October 2018 | by KarenAMSee all my reviews

Critical events can bring a family closer together or tear them apart for good. As brother and sister have to deal with an important question regarding parent's health, they struggle with their own private lives. In a moment of crisis, there's no where to hide. We have stay true to ourselves and either move on with a misery, or stand up and do the right thing. What They Had is about that one family we all know. Could be our own even. The biggest achievement of this story is its characters. The believable chemistry between the actors forms a great family dynamic and showcases some great acting by Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and the others. A film that is genuine, dramatic yet not too tragic, made with taste and surely will please any festival film lovers out there.


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