Sedona (2012)

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Two inspiring stories of self-discovery intertwine over a day in mystical Sedona. One follows successful advertising executive Tammy on her birthday as she drives from Portland to Phoenix to land the biggest client of her career. A wrong turn gets her lost and takes her into Sedona by mistake, where a local tour plane runs her off the highway right in the middle of town during an emergency crash landing. She's forced to wait in Sedona while her damaged car is repaired. Across town, uptight lawyer Scott, vacationing with his partner Eddie and their two young sons, embarks on a family day hike out in the forest among the majestic red rocks. Eddie has brought workaholic Scott to Sedona for some rest and relaxation. They wind up in an unexpected frightening adventure out on the hiking trails when their 7-year-old Denny gets lost. The ensuing frantic search for the little boy sends Scott into a profound life-changing journey that forces him to examine his priorities and determine what's truly important in life. Meanwhile, Tammy unwittingly begins a spiritual transformation of her own as she encounters an array of quirky locals, each touching her in different meaningful ways. A string of bizarre coincidences spirals her out of control, leaving her haunted by her past and forcing her to face her demons head on. Letting her guard down, she confronts the implausible possibility that she has been brought to Sedona for a greater purpose.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Lin Shaye
as Claire
Rand Schwenke
as Jeremy
Luke Barnett
as Nicholas
Zack Larez
as Todd
Dean Edelson
as Rescuer
Tina Reichow
as Mountain Biker
Alena Jutilla
as Young Tammy
Sarah Ann Lesslie
as Tammy's Mom
Paul Lennon
as Doctor
Patricia Wheat
as Mrs. Keller
Jim McGilvray
as Mr. Beckwith
Shauna McCoy
as Yuppie
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Critic Reviews for Sedona

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Tommy Stovall's film gets bogged down in a morass of clichés, stereotypical characters and over-the-top acting, much of it committed by Frances Fisher, who you'd think might know better.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
Arizona Republic
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If like me, you think that things like vortices and Chi are so much flap-doodle, then you have to suspend disbelief or you will miss much of the point of the film

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Mark Leeper's Reviews

A tiny, low-budget American indie, Sedona is a love letter to this small Arizona town with its jaw-dropping red sandstone formations, a major draw for those seeking mystical transformations.

Full Review… | July 23, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Sedona

I enjoyed this movie! It has everything that I look for in a good film-- interesting story line, good acting, believable setting and characters, and it has to hold my attention. This movie has all of those things. The story line was interesting, and it kept me engaged the whole time. Also, the acting, setting, and characters were very believable and realistic. I'd recommend it.

Kara Baker
Kara Baker

Through a series of incidences of Murphy's Law, travelers get stuck together near Sedona, Arizona. Tammy cannot get to her meeting: a plane lands on her car; the mechanic cannot get required parts; she locked herself out of her rental car. While waiting for her car to be fixed, she gets a pedicure from Beth, who asks her how her son is doing. Scott's younger son gets lost. They are lucky enough to encounter a local search and rescue professional, who helps them look. Tammy gets to revisit past wounds, and to get the opposite of prepared for her meeting. Scott gets to find his younger son. So? Tammy and Scott meet late in the show, and the matter of Tammy's child given up for adoption is resolved. Her meeting is lost. Cinematography: 8/10 Amazingly good, except for outdoor closeups. Some of the exteriors seemed to be color-enhanced. Sound: 6/10 Well done, except for the severely overblown musical nonsense toward the end of the film. Acting: 7/10 Reasonable for the script, even including the child actors. Screenplay: 6/10 Well-intended I suppose, but just not interesting and too heavy-handed.

Ed Collins
Ed Collins

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