A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Choirs, classical musicians, dancers and aerialists perform live on a stage while Rob Cantor narrates a brutal scene about you, the viewer, being stalked through the woods by a blood-soaked Shia LaBeouf - who is also a cannibal.
The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.
Robert Downey Jr.,
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.
When a U.S. Marine returns home from Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son and wife. In their search, the two intercept a man carrying vital information about his family.Written by
Written by Luke McMaster (as Luke Scott MacMaster), Bud Night, Lou B.
Performed by The Romany Rye (Kelly "Bat" Winrich, Luke Macmaster
Saxophone & Moonbowls by Guapo Garcia
Mixed By Elijah Thomson
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I must say, I tend to really like films that Le Bouf plays in. He has a knack for picking good films, he just really does. As much as you might hate him personally, he knows a good story when he sees one.
This film I had heard very little about, I knew it had something to do with war, but not much else. Seems it is highly underrated. I'm not even sure if it had a theatrical release or not.
When the film opened I was pretty skeptical. It seemed boring as all hell. Slow moving. Not very interesting. Military guy, yadda yadda. The opening was tinted with confusing "flashback" type scenes, boring paranorama or desolated wasteland that wasn't explained and other apocalyptic type scenes that didn't seem to fit into the rest of the movie. I kind of started losing interest and was barely paying attention, when all of a sudden...
The movie took a crazy turn, and I realized what was really going on, and why everything seemed confusing and off with the timing. It all came together, and I was sincerely impressed.
The music is a little over the top and too sentimental at a lot of parts, but the story is very well written. You just don't realize it at first how brilliant it is.
7/10 because the first part was so confusing and I felt a lot of the music was bad and just distracted from what was happening.
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