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Always Shine (2016)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 25 November 2016 (USA)
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Best friends Anna and Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition and jealousy. Tensions mount, however, leading to an unexpected yet ... See full summary »

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Sophia Takal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Davis ... Anna
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Beth
Lawrence Michael Levine ... Jesse
Khan Baykal ... Paul
Alexander Koch ... Matt
Michael Lowry ... Vic
Colleen Camp ... Sandra
Jane Adams ... Summer
Julian Tolentino Julian Tolentino ... Jack
Mason Foster Mason Foster ... Joplin
Stella Foster Stella Foster ... Stella
Marisa Takal Marisa Takal ... Violet
Robert Longstreet ... Producer #1
Simon Barrett ... Producer #2
Jordan Kessler Jordan Kessler ... Director
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Best friends Anna and Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition and jealousy. Tensions mount, however, leading to an unexpected yet inevitable confrontation, changing both of their lives...forever.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Always Shine See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,211, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$17,102

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,102
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2.35 : 1
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Conflicted
4 April 2017 | by HypnoticPoison7See all my reviews

The only reason I give this movie a 7 is because I was enjoying it right up until the last few minutes. I was so disappointed with the ending that I considered rating it a 4 (due to the script not being very philosophical or interesting for an indie flick with a clear agenda), but Mackenzie Davis SAVED this.

If you watch the movie knowing the ending is going to disappoint you, then you may just enjoy it that much more. I wish I had known. I felt that it ended abruptly and had no point. The dialogue wasn't great throughout, and I was disappointed in basically all of the acting, aside from Mackenzie. She was so magnetic in this, she really pulled me in. By the end, I wanted to be her. In that sense, this movie is worth seeing. However, if you like films with a beginning, middle, and a proper end, then just pass this one up and save yourself the time.


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