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Jim

I lived four years in Portland (post Vietnam) and really can understand how close the rain forest can be and what an attraction it is. Tom's dad's PTSD could only be exacerbated by incidents like the one on the bus with the 'authorities' snatching people up at will. This is a powerful sleeper ...Read more

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kay louise

beautiful cinematography in Oregon. good father-daughter relationship. Glad they could part amicably. His PSTD WAS TOO MUCH for them to figure out. Not sure how Tom was going to manage finances, but that would work out, somehow.

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Roberto

Strange man. No wolves, no bears, no Lyme disease in the west coast apparently.

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Jeff

Jesus when the old ladies came out and waved their scarves around on the alter like the geriatric gymnastics team that was enough to make me go running back into the woods.

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kay louise

that was a minor part, easy to dismiss. So did you miss the rest??

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Jim

Let's hope Jeff made it back to the woods.......and stays there until he gets it.

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Richard

loved the movie (thought it was going to be 'fake' at first cuz their clothes were way too clean). ...the end reminded me of "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy; father and child who only had each other are separated by death in The Road and by mental illness in this story. In both stories the ...Read more

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Calderon

This movie is the film maker's idea of what would happen "if" the daughter chose to stay within a society (outsiders/fringes). The movie does not portray the truth because no one really knows what happened to them after they left the first family (Christmas tree business)...except that they ...Read more

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Alan

Lovely woods. Naturalistic filmmaking, but everyone is so kind, it doesn't seem realistic, that and a few other details. Does depict the serious societal issue of vets and other damaged people living on the fringes.

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J. P.

America is filled with combat vets with PTSD, suicides and broken bodies and minds. One month ago, my brother died at age 71 due to stomach cancer. He went to Toronto rather Vietnam and I drove him there. Neither of us had any regrets...

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Charlene

I found the father's character flat, enigmatic, and uninteresting. Back story was confusing. How long had they been living in the forest? Because if it had been years the daughter would have been more dysfunctional. She came across as wise, and worldly. The ending was strange. He needed help ...Read more

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Marc and

I agree with everything you said. Tom had inner strength and did appear wise beyond her years. In the end, Tom knew her father couldn't change his way of life, and she made the right choice to let him live in the woods, and leave him be. His irresponsibility as a father was hard to ...Read more

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Charlene

Also....he will be back. Her life will be punctuated by having to deal with him being off-the-grid and yet not accepting help. For this reason I found the narrative depressing. Take away the pretty scenery and you have a very depressing story. The situation with homeless veterans in America ...Read more

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Robert

Great Movie ! Kept our interest all thru the movie.

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vance

Loved the slow pace and beautiful forests. Good story.

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bob

I also live outdoors and enjoy. I have seen the beauty of the place that this was filmed in and other places too. I liked this movie and felt that it was done well. bob

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Melissa Adylia

I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. Very well done.

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lady

very good movie

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kanopy33

Not bad, nice to catch a decent movie after a series of blunders.

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myscootet

No Hollywood garbage film...this is the best film I've seen in years. Pure quality. Great acting...so absorbed....related to my off the grid experience. Bravo.

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Rebecca

This is a precious love story. It is a portrayal of the love a father has for his daughter, and that the daughter has for her father (all very healthy and appropriate). He takes care of her and she takes care of him. In the end, they both have to make very painful choices when they both ...Read more

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L

Profound the untold story of impact of combat and war long after one returns to daily life, so quietly and beautifully portrayed, acted and photographed you can feel the stark contrast wilderness and urban life

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Nanci

I liked it!

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Brian

That kinda living is rough,but my hats off to anyone that does it. Good Movie.

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Florence

Nice Movie!

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Larry

Not everyone could live out in the woods....simple things like a bad fall could kill you....you could die of cold or being too wet or not knowing eough to live off the land....you lifespan would probably be shorter
than trying to survive on the streets of many American cities as ...Read more