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Good intentions. Erratic bosses. Mounting paranoia. Unforeseen consequences spiraling out of control. Heidi (Julia Roberts) works at Homecoming, a facility helping soldiers transition to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Julia Roberts ...  Heidi Bergman 10 episodes, 2018
Bobby Cannavale ...  Colin Belfast 10 episodes, 2018
Stephan James ...  Walter Cruz 10 episodes, 2018
Shea Whigham ...  Thomas Carrasco 8 episodes, 2018
Alex Karpovsky ...  Craig 8 episodes, 2018
Ayden Mayeri ...  Reina 7 episodes, 2018
Sissy Spacek ...  Ellen Bergman 6 episodes, 2018
Billy Stevenson ...  Abe 6 episodes, 2018
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ...  Gloria Morisseau 5 episodes, 2018
Alden Ray ...  Maurice 5 episodes, 2018
Sam Marra ...  Javen 5 episodes, 2018
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Good intentions. Erratic bosses. Mounting paranoia. Unforeseen consequences spiraling out of control. Heidi (Julia Roberts) works at Homecoming, a facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, when the Department of Defense questions why she left Homecoming. Heidi realizes there's a whole other story behind the one she's been telling herself.

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English

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2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Lake Arrowhead, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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The word "thoat" can be seen throughout the film over various exits and road signs in the movie. The word defines a is a long, sleek creature, a broad flat tail (that is less wide at the root than it is at the tip), and a large mouth that splits their head nearly in half. Which means that the rare bird who screams outside of Heidi's office could be considered a thoat. See more »

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Everything in its Right Place
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Stylish, enthralling, and paranoia-inducing; a true noir thriller.
8 September 2018 | by TouchTheGarlicProductionSee all my reviews

I've just got back from a screening of the first four episodes of Homecoming at TIFF, and I must say that I am impressed. I was initially a little off-put by the show's strange pacing (it is a drama series with half-hour long episodes), but by the third episode I was really digging it. Although the story moves at a slow pace, it is thoroughly engrossing and packed full of spine-tingling moments.

I have not listened to the podcast this is based on, as I wanted to go in blind, but I'm a massive fan of Mr. Robot and was very excited to see what Sam Esmail would do with a pure noir. I was not disappointed. The directing of the series is ridiculously strong, including some familiar Esmail-isms (top-down shots, unusual framing, etc) and a lot of steady-cam and long shots. The third episode in particular had a number of images that took my breath away.

Outside of the directing, the acting is probably the strongest element of the show. Julia Roberts and Stephan James bring impressive depth and emotion to the two lead roles, while the other characters are more defined by their quirks and are often used comedically. Shea Wigham in particular stands out because of all the subtle little mannerisms he employs to define his character. Bobby Cannavale is also very good, although his character is quite mysterious at this stage.

Overall, I am really loving Homecoming so far, and would recommend it to anybody who likes a good mystery, although it might be a good idea to wait until the whole season is out so it can be watched in hour-long chunks.


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