• Off the Map (2005)

Off the Map

Release Date: March 11th, 2005

DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

A decidedly unconventional family, the Grodins lead a secluded, self-sufficient existence in rural New Mexico. Bo (Valentina de Angelis) is a restless young girl. Her father, Charley (Sam Elliott), is mired in depression, and her mother, Arlene (Joan Allen), provides for the family by tending to their garden. Their simple, though not trouble-free, lives are disrupted when an Internal Revenue Service agent (Jim True-Frost) arrives, asking questions about their unusual lifestyle.

Cast: Joan Allen, Valentina de Angelis, Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Jim True-Frost, Amy Brenneman, J.D. Hawkins, Kevin Skousen

Director: Campbell Scott

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Holedigger Films Inc.

Distributors: Manhattan Pictures International

Keywords: Friend, Emotional, Offbeat, Mother, 2000s, Love, Father, Daughter, Growing up

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Scott has the courage to let the imaginative story unfold at its own leisurely pace, and it's not surprising that the acting is excellent, considering that he's among the very best American screen actors. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Off the Map is visually beautiful as a portrait of lives in the middle of emptiness, but it's not about the New Mexico scenery. It's about feelings that shift among people who are good enough, curious enough or just maybe tired enough to let that happen. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    One of those sweet, intelligent, nicely made films. show more

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