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|Genre||Action & Adventure/Thrillers|
|Format||Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC See more|
|Contributor||Eva Green, Thomas Jane, Shailene Woodley, Gregg Araki, Angela Bassett, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Shiloh Fernandez See more|
|Runtime||1 hour and 31 minutes|
Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley) is a young woman embracing her newfound sexuality when her glamorous but strange mother Eve (Eva Green) vanishes. At first Kat is excited by her new freedom, distracted by the boy next door (Shiloh Fernandez) and the cop working the case (Thomas Jane). But as disturbing facts about the disappearance surface, the mystery begins to haunt her. From acclaimed director Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin, Smiley Face, Kaboom), based on the best-selling novel. Also starring Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe and Angela Bassett.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 2.4 Ounces
- Item model number : 10801
- Director : Gregg Araki
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 31 minutes
- Release date : January 20, 2015
- Actors : Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe
- Subtitles: : French, English, Spanish
- Studio : Magnolia Home Ent
- ASIN : B00OLII3MY
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #34,716 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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But it has all the right Woke Fundamentalist credentials. The sassy, over weight black girl-friend who Kat used to be just like (but then lost weight and started doing Yoga). The snarky gay buddy who has no character development past "Oh my god, I can't believe we ever lived here." The ambitious black boyfriend who is gonna be a doctor. But don't worry, they don't have any real human features, they are only there so the pretty white girl looks noble and can talk about her feeeelings . . . and, spoiler alert, dad is only a killer because he is ACTUALLY a repress homosexual -- Oh my god! Don't you get it. It is such an original idea. Old white Men are all just repressed gay old white men! What ground breaking work!
Poor Christopher Meloni, what he puts up with to have a film career. "Uh . . . , honey. I have a choice of three scripts. I can play the mean repressed homosexual white guy, I can play the scumbag, cheating white guy, or (and this one is really exciting) I could play the corporate douchebag white guy." Man, we have come so far from the days that black actors got to chose between playing a pimp black man, a mugger black man, a drug dealer black man, or if you were really lucky the magical black man.
Watch it only if you want to play a drinking game and take a shot every time you spot a nugget of woke ideology, or alternatively when an intended emotional note falls dead flat.
The good parts - The mother, Eve, played by Eva Green, does an excellent job of someone a little bit unhinged. She plays the character well, and shows her unhappiness with her marriage excellently. Brock, the husband and Kat's father, also plays a clueless husband quite well. The two complement each other by not understanding their differences within the film, and create a huge amount of distrust and Eva Green is able to produce a large amount of resentment in her character's role. Although the audience may initially dislike the character, you are able to see her development into the person she became. Eva did a fantastic job on this part.
The Bad Parts - Literally everything else. Shailene Woodley has the personality of a paper towel, and her dialogue is god awful (not necessarily the actor's fault, more so the screenwriter...). The dialogue between her and pretty much every other character sounds like it was written by an 11 year old fanfiction author. Her two friends are the token characters, a LGBT+ guy and a black girl, since there is no one else interesting in this film. To try and make it seem like it's in the past, her friend says he is so afraid to date someone because of the AIDS crisis, but it sounded like more of a commercial. You don't learn anything else about the friends except for their race and sexual orientation.
I wouldn't recommend watching this unless you have literally nothing else to watch.
Him saying "pass the butter" reminded me of how my father and grandfather never said please. Reminded me of that era and how most husbands saw their wives.
I'm weary of people linking anything to woke. Get over it. It's a movie not a political statement. My best friend was from Jamaica and was black,so just stop.
I had to watch it again to see if anything was foreshadowing of where mom was. Only one thing.
The movie storytelling reminds me of lovely bones. Except with better actors.
I don't find that it's about mental illness. Back then it was still taboo to divorce. So the wife perhaps had religious reasons so she didn't divorce him. Feeling trapped is a good reason for taking meds.
I'm sure the book has better detail as to why's and what fors.
As with most movies, it's not for everyone.
I cringed over the cop affair, but had to remind myself that's how it was back then.
Overall, well done. I don't choose to nitpick this one because it drew me in.
After about 20 minutes, I said, 'Enough', and I moved on.
If you like the 'F' word and have no problems with loose sex and drugs, you'll enjoy this movie!
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Recomendable para quienes no hayan leído la novela y deseen involucrarse en una historia familiar de suspenso, melancolía y de crecimiento. Muy recomendable