• I Used to Be Darker (2013)

I Used to Be Darker

Release Date: September 27th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 28th, 2014

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

A runaway (Deragh Campbell) seeks refuge with a relatives (Ned Oldham, Kim Taylor) whose marriage is coming to a bitter end.

Cast: Deragh Campbell, Ned Oldham, Kim Taylor, Hannah Gross, Nicholas Petr, Geoff Grace, John Belanger, Jack Carneal

Director: Matt Porterfield

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com

    Watching Campbell over her shoulder or in a mirror is frustrating because it consistently limits our view of her character. Porterfield's people can't give anything away beyond their immediate aggression, frustration, and sadness. But it's hard to appreciate an intentionally blurry portrait of a family that's so impressionistic that all you can see of its already-withdrawn characters are their shadows. show more

  • 75
    Jesse CataldoSlant Magazine

    The songs performed here function as the creative end point of emotional trauma, revealing pain gradually transfigured into art. show more

  • 88
    Peter KeoughBoston Globe

    This sounds like it could be austere and schematic, but the affecting, authentic performances from the first-time actors make these characters thoroughly authentic. show more

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