Into the Forest

Into the Forest

DVD - 2016
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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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Oct 28, 2018

The thought of living without electricity is unfathomable. Humans need it. This movie shows what can happen when its not available and in a world like this, things can change pretty quickly.

Sep 12, 2018

It's important to note that this is not a suspense genre film; it is a drama genre film. Nevertheless, the pacing is mostly taught and engrossing. I was generally involved and sympathetic towards the characters, who are real and who are not perfect, and who have emotions and goals of their own to keep you connected to them. The characters are dynamic, they suffer, and they change. The film is emotionally involving and at times pulls with some pretty impressive force. Good movies are not about action or violence; they are about the effects that they have on your internal world. This is a good movie.

in some of the early scenes, such as when the trio are walking into a shopmart, evan rachel wood looks like Page's mother, she is so much taller than the Canadian actress. Wood spends much time practicing her ballet in front of multiple mirrors. I don't think the film got what the book was saying. A missed independent -film opportunity. Not bad, but just no oomph to it, at all. It was nice they slept with his body, in the forest, after being unable to save him (after a chainsaw accident).

Jan 23, 2018

A different view of a possible 'apocalypse', more 'real' instead of zombies appearing. Some may find it slow, but it's more about learning to survive and supporting each other. Not sure it was totally a smart thing to do at the end.

Nov 30, 2017

Good drama that focuses on how one family deals with a massive power outage and isolation.

Aug 05, 2017

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

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.

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.

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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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.
You're gonna pass with flying colors, pumpkin.
-You have to say that because you're my father.
True. But I'm also right.

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.
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.
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...

Nov 15, 2016

Alright, how long have human beings been around?
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.
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.
He's a sweet, smart, strong, beautiful boy. (*** significant in sequels? ***)
Of course. What else are sisters for?
God, it'll be nice to have soap again.


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Sep 12, 2018

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