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Blow the Man Down (2019)

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Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Coffin David Coffin ... Singing Fishman
David Pridemore ... Singing Fisherman
Adam Wolf Mayerson ... Singing Fisherman (as Adam Mayerson)
Mark S. Cartier ... Singing Fisherman (as Mark Cartier)
Meredith Holzman ... Dee
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Gorski
Sophie Lowe ... Priscilla Connolly
Morgan Saylor ... Mary Beth Connolly
June Squibb ... Susie Gallagher
Marceline Hugot ... Doreen Burke
Annette O'Toole ... Gail Maguire
Linda Shary Linda Shary ... Mary Margaret
Margo Martindale ... Enid Nora Devlin
Owen Burke ... Paulie
Skipp Sudduth ... Officer Coletti
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Welcome to Easter Cove, a remote and insular fishing village on Maine's rocky coast. In this small town, bonds run as deep as the ocean and secrets are as thick as the morning fog. Each day, droves of men take to sea for the daily catch while a handful of women serve as the community's powerful, albeit discrete, operators. Though the self-interested code of the town's old guard has governed for years, our tale takes place as the tides are turning in Easter Cove. Mary Margaret Connolly, a beloved and integral town matriarch, has just passed away. In the wake of her death, her daughters, Mary Beth and Priscilla, face an uncertain future, haunted by bills and unpaid loans left behind. Priscilla tries to fill her mother's shoes by taking over the family fish shop while her younger sister Mary Beth refuses to accept the new responsibilities. The sisters find themselves at odds and Mary Beth stubbornly defends her dream of leaving town - even if it means abandoning Priscilla altogether. ...

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Rated R for language, some violence, sexual material and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Declan's line "He went and vanished like a fart in the wind" is exactly the same as Warden Norton to describe Andy Dufresne's escape in "link=tt0111161" which is also a movie set in Maine. See more »

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Unravel an Amusing Little World with the Spirit of "Fargo"
20 March 2020 | by TwistedContentSee all my reviews

Small town crime neo-noir strikes again, this time in a way that feels fresher. A lot of people are praising "Blow the Man Down" for invoking a "Fargo" feel which I agree it does, the spirit is there, in the form of the story and what's happening to characters, ordinary and mysterious alike. Led by a strong mostly female cast, "Blow the Man Down" is an engaging ride into the neat world of a small coastal town and the unravelment of its shadier side.

Priscilla (Sophie Lowe) and Mary Beth (Morgan Saylor) Connolys are dealing with the death and funeral of their mother and the next couple days will be a storm distress not only for them but for the whole town. A murder happens, and the rest is up to You to see. Did I mention that the town is run by a bunch of old women? There's enough fun to be had with the secrets and antics of this small port town, script provides until the very end. Directors and writers Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy are walking a fine line of using familiar genre tropes and tweaking them just enough to allow some necessary freshness while never doing an overkill at it. The structure's not flawless and pacing suffers at moments, but not at a big cost. The two young leads, together with a veteran supporting cast does a great job in the acting department, with the highlight performances being brought on by Sophie Lowe and Margo Martindale in the more villainous role. If the story and characters aren't enough yet, there's also decent cinematography - the indie, low-budget kind, but one that colors the chilly atmosphere, which is further filled with mood setting creative solutions in the music department.

I say blow him down, I'm excited to see what these filmmakers bring on next, and always down for just about anything that fits the bill of a small town crime / neo-noir / americana / rural shenanigans themes in the crime genre. "Blow the Man Down" should please the like-minded. My rating: 7/10.


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