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Lost in the Sun (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 18 February 2016 (USA)
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The story of John, a small-time crook, who finds an unlikely accomplice in Louis, a newly-orphaned teenage boy. As their open-road adventure progresses and John drags the kid on a string of... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Duhamel ... John
Josh Wiggins ... Louis
Lynn Collins ... Mary
Emma Fuhrmann ... Rose
Al Hayter ... Owner
Larry Jack Dotson ... Father Walker
Luis Olmeda ... Gilbert
Michael Anthony Jackson ... Freddy (as Michael Jackson)
David Lambert ... Shop Owner
Beau Smith ... Man
Tim Mateer Tim Mateer ... Cashier
Kay Epperson Kay Epperson ... Waitress
Timothy Fall Timothy Fall ... Pastor
Dennis Bailey Dennis Bailey ... Trooper
Bob King Bob King ... Old Man


The story of John, a small-time crook, who finds an unlikely accomplice in Louis, a newly-orphaned teenage boy. As their open-road adventure progresses and John drags the kid on a string of robberies, the pair forge an unexpected and powerful bond. Written by Anonymous

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How far can one man go?


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Release Date:

18 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA See more »


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As they drive away from the bank robbery the security guard shoots out the rear window. Shortly after we see a shot of the rear of the car with glass intact. See more »


John: Some people can see all your mistakes. The way you hold it Show it in your face. I made a lot of mistakes and they were my mistakes. Nobody else's. Mine. When you get older, all those mistakes start piling up inside you. Regrets, blame. It's enough to make you sick to your stomach. Problem is, there are certain things that I just can't change about myself.
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A modern Road to Perdition
14 December 2015 | by kdavies-69347See all my reviews

Lost in the Sun is about family, and the discovery that families differ from person to person. Not every family turns out to have strong bonds, and from time to time, we can downright despise them at times. Lost in the sun centers on a young boy who has lost those bonds and a trip that brings his life into focus.

It's a fairly dramatic story. A young boy loses his mother, and has to travel across the country to live with his grandparents, whom he's never met before. Along comes drifter and lowlife John (Josh Duhmal), who offers to take this young man to his destination. Against his better judgment he hops into the car with this stranger, and begins a journey of self-discovery.

I didn't think it was a copied story. There was a lot of interesting and heartfelt moments. The plot line delivers a lot of teary moments, and as you travel through the country with them, their bond becomes stronger, as does yours with the characters. It was an interesting story too, as each reveal brings you closer and closer to their destination, and it's inevitable end. The thing I did notice is how similar the story was to the movie "Road to Perdition." If you've seen that film, you'll know it's not EXACTLY the same story, but remarkably close in many points. The lost boy, the father figure, the journey they take together across the country. Many of the same elements and emotional moments were in both films.

Overall, it's a decent movie. Better than I thought it would be and I found myself pretty drawn in to the story. It's sad, but in a good way.


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