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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Rooney Mara
Casey Affleck
Ben Foster
Keith Carradine
Directors
David Lowery
Screenwriters
David Lowery
Running Time
105 minutes

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Sadlands


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Plot
Texas, the ’70s: childhood sweethearts Ruth (Mara) and Bob (Affleck) are split apart when Bob goes to jail, and she is left to bring up their unborn child. Years later he escapes, and Ruth, her daughter and the police wait to see if he’ll show up.


Verdict
An initially captivating but finally trying attempt at resuscitating the glory-glory days of the ’70s by a talented director who needs to find his own voice.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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