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Under the Silver Lake (2018)

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Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Sam
Wendy Vanden Heuvel ... Topless Bird Woman (as Wendy Vaden Hueval)
Deborah Geffner ... Mom (voice)
Riley Keough ... Sarah
Riki Lindhome ... Actress
Jeannine Cota Jeannine Cota ... Botox Reporter (as Jennine Cota)
Chris Gann ... Jefferson Sevence
Callie Hernandez ... Millicent Sevence
Jessica Makinson ... Mrs. Sevence
Reese Hartwig ... Sevence Kid #1
Izzie Coffey ... Sevence Kid #2
Kayla DiVenere ... Sevence Kid #3 (as Kayla Di Venere)
Tucker Meek ... Sevence Kid #4
Sky Elobar ... Clerk
Stephanie Moore ... Brunette Roomate
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Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment's swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy in the City of Angels. Written by A24

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

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English

Release Date:

19 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was shown at the first Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF) on June 30, 2018. See more »

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When Sam drinks the tea, we see it to the right of him when the camera faces him. But, in the cut to the next shot behind him, he picks up the tea from his left. See more »

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[from trailer]
Sam: Could any of this be connected to Sarah?
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References The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) See more »

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MindFuk
Written by Randell Combo
Performed by Rocboi (Hood.Metal.R&B)
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Second films are hard.
31 January 2019 | by Jaspa1982See all my reviews

A disappointing follow up to "It Follows" for director David Robert Mitchell. A film that is a little too interested in making cerebral references and packing in as many esoteric themes and ideas as possible. Leaning toward keeping a mysterious mood rather than making the film spell out its intention, which isn't always a bad thing, but its not interesting enough to keep the viewer wanting to find out what's going on. In other words - it just gets boring. It has a nice Hitchcock feel (including lovely use of music), along with a modern, if not an entirely original take on film noir but the story just isn't nearly dramatic enough. Reminds me of the follow up to the brilliant "Donnie Darko" where Richard Kelly just tried too hard to be intellectually, visually and thematically interesting but just falls flat on simple story telling... I guess second films are as hard as second albums.


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