Josh and Dena, two young environmental activists, are planning a large scale act to force the world to think about what they're doing to the environment. They pull in Harmon, a man with a sketchy past, to help them pull off their big plan. However, unforeseen consequences bring a whole host of guilt, paranoia and other problems, and their ultimate act will change themselves more than the world around them. Written by
During the movie there is an implied romantic liaison between Dena and Harmon. The characters, played by Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard, also appear in Very Good Girls (2013) where Sarsgaard's character has an ongoing romantic interest in Fanning's character, which is not necessarily welcomed. See more »
Lake of the Woods (Oregon) is a natural lake, and does not have a dam as portrayed in the film. (Galesville Reservoir, which is 100 miles from Lake of the Woods, was used for filming) See more »
Whoa, I think that was an Oriole. I didn't know we had those.
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The Reflection of You (Lovelock Remix)
Written by Jon Philpot, Joseph Blodget Stickney, Adam Stewart Wills, Michael Darius Wofford
Performed by Bear In Heaven
Published by Warp Music Limited
Courtesy of Dead Oceans
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I started this movie with eager anticipation, and ended with a strong desire to push pins in my eyes to alleviate the boredom. I really don't think that I have ever seen a film that is so slow and boring. It just seems to go on, and on, and on.... Lingering scenes, that are presumably meant to be replete with meaning, seem to go on forever. The main character does not seem to change his expression throughout,even during what should be one of the most dramatic scenes of the film. Presumably, this is meant to convey something, but to me it simply had the effect of adding to the tedium rather than exploring what (I guess) was meant to be the major themes of consequences and guilt. One to treasure for those nights when you are just desperate to sleep but cant drop off. Apart from that I would avoid it.
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