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What They Had (2018)

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Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.

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Elizabeth Chomko
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Cast

Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan W. Garcia ... Young Burt
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Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.

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A family united by the past. Divided by the present. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2018 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

What They Had See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,683, 21 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$260,065, 22 November 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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What Can I Do
Written by M. Simpson, Monk Higgins
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Great Cast & Great Directorial/Writing Debut For Chomko
10 January 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Terrific all-star cast here and a remarkable directorial and writing debut for Elizabeth Chomko. Difficult to watch at times, as the movie depicts the devastating effects of dementia, not only for the person affected but for their families as well.

The dialogue here is incredibly realistic, the characters completely believable, and the interplay between them works exceptionally well. Somehow, Chomko manages to get in some well placed humor along the way.

Overall, just a powerful and poignant drama and I might suggest keeping some tissues close by for the final 20 minutes of the film.


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