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Old Joy

3 Ratings: 1.7
A movie directed by Kelly Reichardt

Based on a 50-page script by Jon Raymond, and shot in ten days,Old Joyhas a quiet energy that propels it further in its simplicity than many big budget movies. Director Kelly Reichardt, a former assistant on early Todd Haynes films, has enlisted Haynes … see full wiki

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Director: Kelly Reichardt
3 reviews about Old Joy
review by . January 11, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
This film captures a remarkable series of insights into the ways we can lose ourselves and become distant from others as we find ourselves increasingly caught up in the commitments that adulthood presses upon us. It captures the experience of moving through places, of noticing silently, and has an atmosphere and sense of place that is rare in film. To be young is to experience the world as open-ended, to see possibilities everywhere and what happens with growing up is the discovery that apparent …
review by . July 07, 2007
There is a moment in this short little independent film that crystallizes the message: the camera captures the sure but almost imperceptible progress of a slug making its way across a forest leaf with all the sounds of nature as the musical background. From all of the hype that is spread across the cover of this DVD we are to believe that this is the finest independent film of the year, 'shimmering with excellence'. Perhaps for some it will be that.    The very sparse script …
review by . May 01, 2007
`Old Joy' reunites two aging hippie friends going on a camping trip to the Oregon Cascades. Dark haired Mark (Daniel London) has ties to his wife and cell phone and listens habitually to left-wing radio. His ultra sensitive companion, Kurt (Will Oldham) has less difficulty leaving it all behind to wax philosophically about the sorrow of the universe and the good and bad vibes he gets from people. Still smoking pot, he tries to stick to the map, which practical Mark cleaves to religiously for the …
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