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Peel (2019)

R | | Drama | 7 May 2019 (USA)
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Abandoned by his father at the age of five and raised in near isolation by a loving, yet emotionally unstable and over-protective mother, the only life Peel Munter has ever known is within ... See full summary »

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Rafael Monserrate

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Troy Hall (additional material by), Lee Karaim
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emile Hirsch ... Peel
Jack Kesy ... Roy
Shiloh Fernandez ... Sam
Jacob Vargas ... Chuck
Garrett Clayton ... Chad
Amy Brenneman ... Lucille
Yaya DaCosta ... Sarah
Angelina Joo Angelina Joo ... Chun Ja
Troy Hall ... Will
Victor Verhaeghe ... Howard
Ray Bouderau ... Lawyer
Hana Hwang Hana Hwang ... Jooeun
Brayden Frasure ... Little Peel
Kale Culley ... Little Will
Taylor Gregory Taylor Gregory ... Little Sam
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Abandoned by his father at the age of five and raised in near isolation by a loving, yet emotionally unstable and over-protective mother, the only life Peel Munter has ever known is within the confines of his childhood home. Upon his mother's unexpected death, 30-year-old Peel is left lost and utterly alone. With no job, family, or friends, he must make a choice; live as his mother did, lonely and unsettled, or change the course of his impending fate by breaking out into the unknown, facing the trials and tribulations of an outside world he doesn't understand. Unable to make the house payments, Peel decides to take in a couple of drifters as roommates. After forging what seems to be a burgeoning new family and brotherhood, one of the roommates betrays Peel's trust, compelling Peel to venture out in search of his long-lost, real brothers who had been taken away from him decades ago. Along the way, Peel's lack of cynicism and innocence has an inadvertent, yet powerful effect on those he...

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and for some drug content | See all certifications »
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UK

Language:

English

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7 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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where Peel goes to visit his brother Sam for the second time, Roy is smoking in the car and the cigarette is on its last couple of drags, the camera switches to an exterior shot, the cigarette is longer than it was in the scene before it. See more »

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A subtle, nuanced coming-of-age story
7 May 2019 | by julieaglassmanSee all my reviews

Think "Being There" with a dose of "Napoleon Dynamite", this beautiful film is an homage to the human condition and our struggle to belong. The performances are nuanced and restrained while managing to deliver a powerful emotional punch. I was left with the undeniable feeling that we are all truly "enough"; that it is okay to come as we are. That we can be loved regardless of our idiosyncrasies and weaknesses. If you are open to its subtle messages and quiet, teachable moments you too will be astounded by its impact.


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