I Used To Be Darker (2013)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

I Used To Be Darker Videos & Photos

Movie Info

When Taryn (Deragh Campbell), a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill (Ned Oldham and Kim Taylor) have problems of their own: they're trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby (Hannah Gross), just home from her first year of college. A story of family revelations, people finding each other and letting go, looking for love where they've found it … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew Porterfield, Amy Belk
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2014
Box Office: $22.0k
Strand Releasing - Official Site


as Hostess

as Pianist
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for I Used To Be Darker

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for I Used To Be Darker

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

Porterfield's film doesn't offer much in the way of plot, but the ways the characters bounce off one another in small spaces are precisely observed, and the actors have a lot of soul ...

Full Review… | May 9, 2014
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Unfolds like a music album, with emotive songs supplying information that doesn't need repeating in the lean screenplay, which the director co-wrote with Amy Belk.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The couple, both musicians, are in the midst of a bitter breakup, and Porterfield frequently trains the camera on one or the other as each performs his melancholy tunes; this stops the narrative dead in its tracks.

Full Review… | November 7, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The visual style of third-time director Matthew Porterfield ("Putty Hill," "Hamilton") is emphatically lyrical, beginning with a widescreen shot of a Maryland Ferris wheel that suggests a celebration of Americana.

Full Review… | October 24, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Nuanced performances by the non-professional cast and a haunting soundtrack help fill in the deliberate narrative gaps.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Mr. Porterfield might sometimes be too subtle for his own good, but by taking us on a low-key ramble through the ever-shifting feelings of a fractured family, he has woven a dreamy, detached chronicle of dissolution and renewal.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for I Used To Be Darker

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about I Used To Be Darker!

I Used To Be Darker Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss I Used To Be Darker on our Movie forum!