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Off the Map-Movie Review 03/27/2011

Posted by Films to consider in American, Dark Comedy, Drama, Movies.

Off the Map (American) 2003

Winner, Audience Award-Best Film, Sarasota Film Festival
Winner, Taos Land Grant Award (Scott), Taos Talking Picture Festival
Nominated, Best Independent, Golden Trailer Awards

Directed by Campbell Scott
Starring Joan Allen, Valentina DeAngelis, Sam Elliot, Jim True-Frost, and J. K. Simmons

A family of three, living in an isolated area of New Mexico, has to adjust when Charley the father (Elliot) suffers from depression. While his free-spirited wife Arlene (Allen) tries to help him through, young daughter Bo (DeAngelis) plans a future away from the homestead. They have a visit from the tax man (True-Frost), who, for various reasons, ends up staying for a while.

This is an enjoyably quirky movie, with great performances from Elliot, Allen, and DeAngelis that keep it touching but light at the same time.

105 min. Rated PG-13.



1. MaryAnne - 03/27/2011

Thanks for this recommendation. I never heard of this movie, but I’m adding it to my Netflix queue and will let you know what I think of it.

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