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The Friend (2019)

After receiving life-altering news, a couple finds unexpected support from their best friend, who puts his own life on hold and moves into their family home, bringing an impact much greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dakota Johnson ... Nicole Teague
Casey Affleck ... Matt Teague
Jason Segel ... Dane Faucheux
Gwendoline Christie ... Teresa
Cherry Jones ... Faith Pruett
Violet McGraw ... Evie Teague
Ahna O'Reilly ... Gale
Azita Ghanizada ... Elizabeth
Reed Diamond ... Peter
Marielle Scott ... Kat
Michael Papajohn ... Dr. Michael Felton
Isabella Kai ... Molly Teague
Jennifer Pierce Mathus ... Barbara
Ritchie Montgomery ... Uncle Ted
Chandler Head ... Younger Molly
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After receiving life-altering news, a couple finds unexpected support from their best friend, who puts his own life on hold and moves into their family home, bringing an impact much greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined

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English

Release Date:

25 September 2020 (Turkey) See more »

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Creators got approval of Led Zeppelin music just days before the film's release at TIFF. See more »

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Don't Shine The Light
written by Blaire Reinhard
performed by Blaire Reinhard and Clinton Curtis
produced by Geoffrey Countryman
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The best 2019 movie you will never see!
11 October 2019 | by FilmFlowCriticsSee all my reviews

A movie that accomplished something that not many movies can....getting me emotional. I don't know what broke my heart more, the plot of the movie, that it was a real story or that the cinema was literally empty for this hidden gem!

This is my favourite film so far at the LFF. Sure, it has a pretty amazing cast, which I guess wasn't cheap, but it proves again that all you need for a great movie is a great, gripping and authentic story. Sadly, a movie like Transformers will always be more successful at the box office, but this is an industry problem. I can just recommend EVERYONE to check this movie out!

It showcases the importance of real good friends, love, compassion, death, grief, guilt, family, society and community. The fact, that this is a real story helps a lot, though I am not sure how much was added for dramatical reasons, this movie felt honest and authentic during its whole run. Yes, it is a very slow paced movie, but this is exactly what it needs to showcase the problems the characters are facing.

Beautifully written and amazingly acted, this is one of the best movies I have seen this year and I fear, that it will fall off the radar of many people, so please watch it and spread the word! These stories need to be told, shown and experienced. Sure it's not an easy watch, but its absolutely worth it, trust me!


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