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Angels Crest [Blu-ray] [Import]


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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I was born in a small town... Jan. 2 2012
By Shannon L. Yarbrough - Published on Amazon.com
...so I know the all too often disturbing and sad dynamics an event like a missing child can have on locals. Angels Crest is an under-the-radar film about one such event. When a father innocently takes his three year old son into the woods to play in the snow and the child goes missing, we see a small town come together to search for the child - including the alcoholic mother and the father's friends.

It is through this union that small subplots are developed. We see the fragile state of the child's mother as she deals with the news of the missing child and a strained relationship with her own mother.

We see the father, lost and blaming himself, as the local district attorney presses charges against him and the father learns that one of his best friends had been sleeping with the mother.

Other than this, we also catch a glimpse at a lesbian couple in town, one whose own teenage son comes to stay with his pregnant girlfriend, and another woman with children who runs the local diner. The district attorney also has a past of his own that deals with children but goes unrevealed.

Though these minor plots lack depth, as a whole the movie is very raw and haunting. Definitely worth a look just for the breathtaking imagery in the mountains and of small town living which definitely breathes real life into the film as a whole. Be prepared to grab the tissues for a disturbing ending.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Perfect storytelling Dec 12 2011
By W. coco - Published on Amazon.com
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Thomas Dekker the male lead is perfect in his role, his whole countenance(sic) reaks of laconic, chronic beaten-down-ness but one who loves his son. He is backed by heavy talent like Mira Sorvino and talented no-names. A gem of a movie, authentic, low key, heartfelt, and enriching to watch despite the tradgedy it revolves around. Can't go wrong.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Potential wasted May 16 2014
By P. L. Landry - Published on Amazon.com
The story was an interesting interwoven character sketch. Some characters were poorly written or acted but the overall effect was interesting. The ending of the film, however, really smacked of eith running out of time or out of money, rather than a conscious and crafted conclusion. The director toyed with several plot lines, [self-delusion, betrayal, conspiracy, insular community, etc] but did not do justice to any of them. Good try, but a better director or screenplay would have been more satisfying. There is a difference between leaving the audience to draw its own conclusions and just leaving the audience with a lot of unresolved threads and bewilderment.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Well acted film March 6 2014
By Pamela Carter - Published on Amazon.com
I'd never heard of this film before, but decided to give it a try. I was hooked on it from the first few minutes of the story. It was so well acted that my heart was breaking for the main character who lost his son. I believe the father was played by Thomas Dekker. His portrayal of the heart broken, guilty ridden father had me crying. A great movie.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Angels Crest was amazingly touching and sad. A must see! Nov. 20 2012
By Stephanie Weddell - Published on Amazon.com
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The young father in the movie was amazing. His portrayal of the young father was both heartwarming and heartbreaking. As a parent, we all make decisions that could have disastrous outcomes...taking your eyes off your child for one second in the park, etc...Wonderful supporting actors too:)

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