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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Paul Dano
Shaylena Mandigo
Jon Heder
Jena Malone
Directors
So Yong Kim
Screenwriters
So Yong Kim
Running Time
94 minutes

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Plot
Surveying the ashes of his marriage, jaded rocker Joby (Dano) embarks on an overnight drive hoping to reconnect with his estranged six year-old Ellen (Mandigo).


Verdict
Awkward, spartan storytelling from Korean director So Yong Kim that captures the tender heart of family bonds.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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