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August (2008) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

12394

Avg. Rating:

2.50/4

# of Ratings:

5

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/11/2008

DVD Release:

08/04/2009

Director:

Austin Chick

Actors:

Josh Hartnett
Adam Scott
Robin Tunney
Rip Torn
David Bowie
Naomie Harris

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Two brothers attempt to keep their struggling Wall Street start-up business in August 2001, one month before the 9/11 attacks. -- Chris Kavan

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Takes a Wrong Turn

I liked this film because it is an indie movie but it doesn’t feel like an indie movie. I thought the performances by Naomie Harris (for about ten minutes, I knew she looked familiar and then it occured to me that she was in “28 Days Later”), Adam Scott (in a surprisingly serious character), and particularly Josh Hartnett were strong so it didn’t become completely tedious. But what keeps this movie from becoming great is its extremely slow pacing and very low-key way of storytelling. There were moments in the film where I wondered where it was going or if it was even planning on going anywhere. It started off as a business drama, but it eventually focused on Hartnett’s relationship with his family and ex-girlfriend. I wish it could’ve focused more on the former because there are already a...

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