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Fort Tilden (2014)

R | | Comedy | 14 August 2015 (USA)
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A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bridey Elliott ... Harper
Clare McNulty ... Allie
Neil Casey ... Ebb
Alysia Reiner ... Cobble Hill Mom
Reggie Watts ... Reggie Watts
Griffin Newman ... Sam
Jeffrey Scaperrotta ... Russ
Peter Vack ... Benji
Mark Wing-Davey ... Harper's Dad (voice)
Will Hines Will Hines ... Abusive Cobble Hill Man
Max Jenkins ... Ashley
John Early ... John
Evan Hoyt Thompson ... Grant
Desireé Nash ... Marin
Becky Yamamoto ... Amanda
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Fort Tilden: New York City's secluded seaside nirvana where, like flies to honey, Brooklyn's hip millennial set flocks on sweltering weekend afternoons for unbridled summertime indulgence. Amidst the vexing stagnation of quarter-life crises, Allie (Clare McNulty) struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper (Bridey Elliot) awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their fixed-gear bicycles and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they're going nor how they plan to get there. The debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers - and showcasing the comedic versatility of Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as Allie and Harper - "Fort Tilden" is a hilariously ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, sexual content, some graphic nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Language:

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Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Οχυρό Τίλντεν See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

The trailer shows Allie (played by [Clare McNultythe]) texting, "I'll give you my trust fund if you throw their guitars of the roof", and Harper (played by [Bridey Elliott]) responding with: "I don't feel like being a hero". This only appears in the trailer and not in the movie, that has a different texting "conversation". See more »

Crazy Credits

"No kittens were harmed during the making of this film. They enjoyed their time with us." See more »

Connections

References Fruitvale Station (2013) See more »

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Ivy League Circus
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Lacking
4 January 2016 | by filmfan2206See all my reviews

I watched this movie as it was on a "top" 2015 movie list. Boy was watching this a mistake! I'm all for supporting indie films, but this lacked - a story. The main characters are childish and annoying, which quickly alienates the viewer (me). Borish main characters can be offset by interesting supporting characters that the duo meet along their journey, right? Everyone is more interesting than these two, but not enough the lift the movie up to watchable status.

All the other movie departments did a fine job - cinematography, set design, music, and editing. The main actors even "looked good", but they just had nothing of worth to say (script).

The story arc is - two girls who are spoiled, vain, and boring and act that way for 1Hr 25Mins, then a few minutes before the end of the movie they realize they may be spoiled, vain, and boring. The same movie and message could be easily been condensed down to 2-3 minutes.


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