Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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Will and his teenage daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,5.1 DTS-HD MA
video file,Blu-ray,1080p high definition,region A


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Jun 14, 2019

I absolutely hated this movie. If you have lost the will to live and want to feel even worse this is the movie for you. I was feeling fine until I made the mistake of watching this trash. Wow does this dog has a horrible ending. Total let down. Do yourself a big favour and don’t even borrow this DVD. Probably the worst movie I’ve ever watched!

May 27, 2019

This is inspired by a true story of a father and daughter living in Portland's Forest Park. I can remember when they were found. This movie is based on a Peter Rock book (My Abandonment) - I haven't read but now want to. Rock has said the filmmakers made changes to his story that both mystified and frustrated him; but he still likes the movie.

I thought the movie was well done. It's quiet and compassionate. You really feel for the characters and the father's mental state as a veteran suffering from PTSD. There are many themes in the film but one that I have taken away from it is that "you can always think for yourself".

May 02, 2019

Her father on the edge of a mental breakdown, a courageous young woman yearns for a more stable and normal life. Great acting and well grounded in realism.

May 01, 2019

Beautiful scenery, difficult mental health issues. A lovely father-daughter relationship ending in a not necessarily negative way.
A good psychological study of individual post traumatic needs.

Apr 22, 2019

Really good movie! wasn't expecting to enjoy it like I did. Didn't really like the ending, felt like they couldve done a bit more. but overall worth the watch.

Apr 19, 2019

Slow but interesting low budget movie about a social outcast father who drags his guilt ridden daughter through a miserable life in the woods. She is guilty only of wanting to please him and keep their small family together regardless of the misery.

Apr 17, 2019

From a novel inspired by a true story. It is the true story quality that pervades the movie. Small budget movies need to be able to appeal to an audience, which might evoke the word 'pander'. 'Henry, the Serial Killer' or 'Night of the Living Dead' feed fear. Some others might feed love or hope; these might find an audience, even though they are dishonest and manipulative.
Stories of people coping with the difficulties of society's constraints are staples of foreign films, more than domestics. Even our domestic family drama's seem to feature people living pretty comfortably.
Films like this one engage interest because the characters and situation touch us in our reality, rather that take us away from it.
The young girl here is a standout; perhaps she'll catch some of what Jennifer Lawrence caught. But all hands are excellent. It's a mark of something that one can't really identify a bad guy here.

Apr 11, 2019

Another great movie by director Debra Granik. "Winter's Bone" is her most famous movie. "Down to the Bone" and "Stray Dog" are also good. Her movies won't play well among viewers highly attuned to comic book based movies. Anyone expecting their stars to be wearing lycra should look elsewhere.

Apr 07, 2019

Where did the money come from to live in the forest, shop for groceries. and ride the bus? Tuff life for young daughter.

Mar 28, 2019

Not even watchable. Plays like a really bad home movie in the woods.

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Dec 19, 2018


Oct 27, 2018

Ending song as credit rolls: We share a star
I wandered
This world, green and wild
And the things in my mind
Are like a red sun go down
Oh, and I
I know you must go
And I think I know why
But I don't know why
Still I am thinking We both
share a moon And a star
May you be safe
May we both find a place
With a heart
Where treasures abound
In the things I have found
A leaf, a song
Come from above
In the wood
Where secrets crawl
Be it so small a place
A home, a dream, my own
There'll be a tree
That joins you and me
From afar
And I am certain We all
share a moon And a star

Oct 27, 2018

Where were you guys headed?
-I don't think we knew where we were going.
Where do you live? Where's your home?
-With my dad.
I leave this out for someone who lives up in the woods. Haven't seen him
in years, but I know he gets the food 'cause when I come back, the bag is always empty.
These people, they're not that different from us.
-Yes, they've been very good to us, but we have to...
You! You need. Not me. The same thing that's wrong with you isn't wrong with me.

Oct 27, 2018

Where were you?
-With my dad in the park.
So you're homeless then?
Why else would you be living in the woods? If you had a home, they wouldn't have brought you here.
-They just don't understand that it was my home.
You dress up, show up on Sunday, people will believe certain things about you.
-Then they don't ask so many questions about our lives?
I think it might be easier on us if we try to adapt.
-We're wearing their clothes. We're in their house. We're... We're eating their food. We're doing their work. We have adapted. The only place we can't be seen is in this house.
-We can still think our own thoughts. Like you said.
What if the kids at school think I'm strange 'cause of the way
we were living?
-How important are their judgments?


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