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Minding the Gap (2018)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 August 2018 (USA)
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Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

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Bing Liu
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 52 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Keire Johnson Keire Johnson ... Himself (as Kiere Johnson)
Bing Liu ... Himself
Zack Mulligan Zack Mulligan ... Himself
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Storyline

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minding the Gap See more »

Filming Locations:

Rockford, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,812, 19 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,998, 23 August 2018
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Film was shot in Rockford Illinois See more »

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Zack Mulligan: Your whole life society tells you, like 'oh, be a man, and you are strong and you are tough and margaritas are gay' you know, like. You know. You don't grow up thinking that's the way you are. When you're a kid, you just do, you just act and then somewhere along the line, everyone loses that.
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Half Alive
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Written by John Vesely
Performed by Secondhand Serenade
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View Your Own Way and Enjoy
31 December 2018 | by daoldigesSee all my reviews

I initially struggled with my reaction to Minding The Gap. On one hand I had the impression that I didn't enjoy this film because I didn't have the reaction that many of it's fans seemed to have, which was my initial reaction to another referenced documentary from one reviewer, Hoop Dreams. Those fans talk about how they found the film 'devastating', or 'emotionally blown-away', or 'heartbreaking'. To my mind those emotions can only come from a place of sympathy or empathy. However, for me while I did have those feelings toward some of the characters in Minding The Gap, I did not feel it toward all of the characters, nor necessarily to the film as a whole. I did still find Minding The Gap wonderfully interesting, and therefor entertaining too. I am still a fan of this film and do recommend checking it out, but want to say that it's OK not to love or feel sympathy, or badly for the plight of all of it's characters.


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