Into the Forest

Into the Forest

DVD - 2016
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Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters whose peaceful lives are disrupted one day by a worldwide power outage. The sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world fighting intruders, disease, loneliness, and starvation.

Baker
& Taylor

After a power outage, two sisters must survive on their own at their isolated woodland home.

Lions Gate
After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

Publisher: United States : A24, 2016
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT FICTION
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: English dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; English SDH subtitles for the hearing impaired
Additional Contributors: Wood, Evan Rachel 1987-
Page, Ellen

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tj_is_cool
Aug 05, 2017

Super dumb ending. It wasted the good performances of the two actresses.

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Daveinportland
Jul 12, 2017

The only reason I gave this two stars is because the acting was good. The plot and script were horrible. I have not read the book and after watching this I have no desire to ever read the book. I just could not get into it. About 1/2 through I just started forwarding to the next scene and it never got any better and stayed as mind numbing boring from the first scene to the very last. It really could have been much better.

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miaone
Jul 03, 2017

This could have been a really good movie; unfortunately it's only mediocre. Too bad. The basic plot is one lots of us might need to know about in a decade or two. The book was better in that it let the younger daughter grow up with a real connection with the forest and its plants and animals that surely would have been the case in real life. It was hard to connect with the older daughter, and in this film, hard to connect with either of them in such shallow performances. The dancer and the father just telephoned it in.
If you are intrigued by the plot and theme, try reading the book by the same name; it might register higher.

Franln Jun 23, 2017

Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood are both excellent actors and amazing women. Really a gripping story and a well-done movie.

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garnetgyre
Jun 16, 2017

Good, if disturbing movie about two young women trying to survive when civilization breaks down in the near future. Read the book, as well, and I think the movie is actually better.

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jochooi
Jun 04, 2017

Pretty good movie. Some harsh comments here considering Canadian lead actress and shot locally in Campbell River. Judge for yourself.

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TheeAvebury
May 28, 2017

Laughable entry into the post-apocalyptic genre- and it's quite boring.
Since there are people who don't understand what the term ' post apocalyptic ' means here's the dictionary definition: " denoting or relating to the time following a nuclear war or other catastrophic event. " This definition fits precisely for this underwhelming film.

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Bvreeman
Apr 27, 2017

I enjoyed this movie. It starts off building the characters of two young women that have everything with not much connection to the real world. When the massive power outage happens, they start learning lessons fairly quickly on how to survive in the "new world". Several things happen within the movie and by the end, you get the feeling that they can take on most anything thrown at them.

Contrary to some other reviews, I felt like this was an empowering movie. Through a willingness to learn, grit, and determination, these girls turned into survivors.

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gloogai
Apr 07, 2017

Well acted, but the writing is completely unbelievable.

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jjvotnbot
Mar 26, 2017

Poorly done movie...these pathetic ladies could be writing a "how not to survive" guide &, yo, learn how to use a chainsaw Dad!?!
Reinforces "helpless girls" stereotypes --we have 8 yr. old kids on the Baker highway that are way more competent and savvier than the people in this prima donna Hollywood portrayal.

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jimg2000
Nov 15, 2016

What's happening in town?
-People are getting sick. There's no water filtration. I thought you'd died when you stopped coming to town.
-No. We ran out of gas.
Everyone's run out of gas. There's no gas, there's no electricity, there's no transportation, there's no phones, there's no Internet. It's the wild fucking west out there.
-Do they have any idea what caused it all?
There's rumors. There are theories, like mad theories, but...
===
A crisis like this doesn't always bring out the best side of people. It reveals character, you're right there. Yes, it reveals character. I tell you, you know? It's people wanting something for nothing
is what got us into this mess in the first place.
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You're gonna pass with flying colors, pumpkin.
-You have to say that because you're my father.
True. But I'm also right.

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jimg2000
Nov 15, 2016

I understand. There is people in town who still check their mailbox every morning even though there hasn't been mail in forever.
-It's a fugue state.
It's like a what?
-Oh, it's like when you forget everything. And you're in this weird state. You don't realize anything
that's happened to you before. You seem normal in every other way.
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No, I don't think any baby should be unwanted. ... I want it. I don't think I can lose anything else, Nell. ... I don't think the kid is responsible for the parents' actions. Anyway, how could this baby
even be mine? What does that mean? It's its own person.
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There are many rumors, some suggest a terrorist targeting our power supply... It seems
at least 300 million people are now without power. Back up generators... No word yet... Millions are still without power. No subways, elevators, airports... So if vaccine refrigeration is of particular concern in the capital... has asked everyone to stay home. Boil your water and conserve your food...

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jimg2000
Nov 15, 2016

Alright, how long have human beings been around?
-What?
Seriously... How long have human beings been around on earth? 100... 200,000 years. Right? How long have we had electricity? Right. You see what I'm saying? This, all this. This is all we have. We have each other. We have plenty of food. We know how to get more. It's just not safe here anymore.
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No. If you've gotta go, you gotta go.
-But Eva, we're the only family either one of us has. We need to stick together.
Hey, hey, hey. We both made our choices. Bye, Nelly. Hey, I'm always gonna be your sister.
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He's a sweet, smart, strong, beautiful boy. (*** significant in sequels? ***)
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Of course. What else are sisters for?
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God, it'll be nice to have soap again.

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