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Out of Blue (2018)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 22 March 2019 (USA)
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When Detective Mike Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.

Director:

Carol Morley

Writers:

Martin Amis (based on the novel by), Carol Morley
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Credited cast:
Jacki Weaver ... Miriam Rockwell
Patricia Clarkson ... Detective Mike Hoolihan
Toby Jones ... Prof Ian Strammi
Mamie Gummer ... Jennifer Rockwell
James Caan ... Col Tom Rockwell
Aaron Tveit ... Tony Silvero
Yolonda Ross ... Janey Mac
Jonathan Majors ... Duncan J Reynolds
Alyshia Ochse ... Laurel Ann
Gary Grubbs ... Mr. Torby
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Slick
Carol Sutton ... Miss Tolkington
Devyn A. Tyler ... Stella Honey
Lucy Faust ... Ruby
Brad Mann ... Walt Rockwell
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When Detective Mike Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.

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Can you explain your place in the Universe?

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,719, 24 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,658, 26 March 2019
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Based on the 1998 Novel 'Night Train' by Martin Amis See more »

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No Standard Police Fare
22 September 2018 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

Dark matter in the distant reaches of the universe is mysterious and unreachable, but so are certain truths inside of us.

When a young professor is murdered in New Orleans a veteran homicide detective (Patricia Clarkson) tries to unravel the clues leading to the perp. The more she uncovers the more unsettled she becomes, for the case is complex and difficult to crack, and yet eerily familiar. The instincts and companions she once trusted, lead her to dead ends. Little clues to the murder such as a scarf, necklace and music box, are also tied to personal memories. She begins to sense that the answers to the case are inside her as well as around her.

We live in the universe and it lives in us. We are all made of stardust after all. Observation changes the result.

This is no standard police fare, it is much better than that. The female detective relies on being wise and subtle to solve cases, not brawn and force. It took me a while to shift my perspective (expecting to see action, which seems part and parcel to every Hollywood detective story), and I must see the film again to appreciate it more. Patricia Clarkson is perfect for the role and wisely cast. Supporting actors including James Caan, are no afterthoughts. The director at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival world premiere remarked that the main character is looking at other people and missing herself. This is refreshing for a police story. I was delighted by this intelligent and alternative exploration of police work, the nature of the universe and human nature.


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