The Driftless Area

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Pierre (Anton Yelchin) returns to his hometown after the death of his parents and falls under the spell of the enchanting, mysterious Stella (Zooey Deschanel). As their relationship deepens, Pierre finds himself in a dangerous situation with a volatile criminal (John Hawkes) who abruptly altered the course of Stella's life. Also starring Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Alia Shawkat and Ciaran Hinds

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Gary Hetherington
as Reverend John Morris
Elika Portnoy
as The Tragic Woman
Amitai Marmorstein
as Donald Thomas
Philip Granger
as Herbicide Store Owner
Duncan Ollerenshaw
as Card Player
Eric Keenleyside
as Mr. Bromley
Samantha Ferris
as Mr. Bromley
John Innes
as Pierre's Father
Linda Darlow
as Pierre's Mother
Christine Willes
as Concerned Woman
Jeremy Raymond
as Brother #1
Nikolai Witschl
as Brother #2
Libby Osler
as Carrie's Friend 2
Jesse Haddock
as Partygoer
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  • Glaciers didn't go through this area, so there's no drift (silt, clay, sand, gravel, and boulders). So the area is therefore driftless. That's very interesting. To geologists.

    Jun 11, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A self-consciously quirky, slightly otherworldly tale whose eagerness to win audiences over with whimsy only succeeds at keeping us at arm's length.

    Apr 23, 2015 | Full Review…
  • "The Driftless Area" isn't so much bad as it is trivial and forgettable, but in a day and age of dwindling cinemagoers, and interest in adult storytelling fading from the big screen, its weary insignificance feels all the more criminal.

    Apr 19, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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