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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

Sidney Hall (original title)
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Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Lerman ... Sidney Hall
Elle Fanning ... Melody
Kyle Chandler ... The Searcher
Michelle Monaghan ... Mrs. Hall
Blake Jenner ... Brett Newport
Nathan Lane ... Harold
Margaret Qualley ... Alexandra
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Duane
Tim Blake Nelson ... Johan
Janina Gavankar ... Gina
Darren Pettie ... Gerald Hall
Alex Karpovsky ... Mr. Bauer
Michael Chen Michael Chen ... Lewis
Avery Whitted ... Henry Crowe
Ariane Rinehart ... Darcy
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Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

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It's all about beginnings.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sidney Hall See more »

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Logan Lerman was said to have been cast as the titular protagonist because he was the only actor who could convincingly portray Sidney Hall in all of the featured stages of his life. See more »

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When Sidney is laying in his front yard, he has his hands behind his head. But when Brett walks up he removes his right and lays it on his chest. But in the next camera shot, both hands are behind his head again. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Hall: Gloria... she had a virginal quality that contrasted with her ice cool outer shell... yeah, she was a bitch, for sure... Her breasts, her cheekbones, her legs; she saw that in the mirror every morning and was well aware of the power they held over men. No one could touch her or intimidate her. I once saw Brad Dorsey, the captain of the soccer team, crying by his locker. She had dumped him after one date and took his balls with her. From that day forward he never played sports again.
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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall
24 March 2018 | by TheRadioboxSee all my reviews

This film is, quite frankly; nearly a masterpiece. Don't trust the critics on this one, it's nowhere even close to being bad.

Really, it contains some of the most darkly beautiful subject matter that can be brought to film; in loss, love, tragedy, discovery, and recovery. Within each of its three subplots there is always a looming anxiety created by the film's atmosphere. Filled with literal and metaphorical darkness with a few rays of light and hope.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall isn't meant to be uplifting, nor is it. But it is a story worth telling in that its characters, (played excellently by the whole cast) its events, and its grim outcome serve as a tale that hits the nail on the head with the message that not everything in life will turn out the way it's presented. With awe-inspiring production value that makes full use of its low budget and locations, spectacular acting, beautiful camerawork, and a score that sticks in the head for a while, The Vanishing of Sidney Hall is certainly one to see.

10/10


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