The Motel Life Poster

Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2014

R|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
The hardscrabble lives of two brothers (Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff) reach a breaking point when one accidentally runs over and kills a bicycle rider.

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson, Shae D'Lyn, Joshua Leonard, Oren Skoog, Jenica Bergere

Director: Alan Polsky , Gabe Polsky

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Polsky Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The central performances by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff hold the film together with the intensity of their brotherly affection and support. show more

  • It's admirable and even memorable, in its moody fashion, thanks to Roman Vasyanov's richly textured cinematography — he's a shooter to keep our eyes on — and three affecting performances. show more

  • Hirsch opens his heart to the role. And Dorff, matching the depth of feeling he showed in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," excels at digging deep into Jerry Lee's pain. show more

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