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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Edward Norton
Evan Rachel Wood
David Morse

Rory Culkin
Bruce Dern
Directors
David Jacobson
Screenwriters
David Jacobson
Running Time
112 minutes

Down In the Valley
Disillusioned youth and nihilism in cowboyland.


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Down In the Valley

Plot
On a day out at the beach, 18 year-old Tobe (Wood) picks up gentle drifter Harlan (Norton). As their relationship develops, it becomes clear his ingratiating good manners and obsession with being a cowboy hide a deeply troubled mind. But it is only her stepfather Wade (Morse) who can see through him.


Verdict
Never has the term ‘American Independent’ so obviously been code for ‘wholly miserable experience’.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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