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For Ellen

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
A struggling musician (Paul Dano) tries to pull himself together and fight for shared custody of his young daughter (Shaylena Mandigo).

Cast: Paul Dano , Jon Heder , Jena Malone , Margarita Leveiva , Shaylena Mandigo , Dakota Johnson , Alex Mauriello ,

Director: So Yong Kim

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Tribeca Film

For Ellen (2012)

Release Date: September 5th, 2012|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • In a film that deliberately recalls 1970's "Five Easy Pieces," Dano's performance as a lost dreamer running from adulthood resonates beautifully. show more

  • The scant character development is not enhanced by the film's directorial style. show more

  • By concentrating so intently on the psychically unattached Joby, Kim hinders dramatic and character development. Her "Treeless Mountain," the Korea-set saga of two young sisters, was also quiet and open-ended. But the interplay between the two girls provided warmth and depth. For Ellen feels both colder and slighter. show more

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