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What They Had (2018)

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Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hilary Swank ... Bridget
Michael Shannon ... Nick
Robert Forster ... Burt
Blythe Danner ... Ruth
Taissa Farmiga ... Emma
Josh Lucas ... Eddie
Sarah Sutherland ... Mary
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Marion
Aimee Garcia ... Dr. Zoe
William Smillie ... Gerry
Isabeau Dornevil Isabeau Dornevil ... R.A.
Jennifer Robideau ... Rachel
Jay Montepare Jay Montepare ... David
Ann Whitney Ann Whitney ... Neighbor Lady
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan W. Garcia ... Young Burt
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Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.

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A family united by the past. Divided by the present.

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Rated R for language including a brief sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2018 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

What They Had See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,683, 21 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$260,065, 22 November 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Written by M. Simpson, Monk Higgins
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Very poignant movie.
21 February 2019 | by MsbnitskiSee all my reviews

Having lived this life with my Mother, it hits close to home. My Mother was diagnosed with dementia back in 2008. This movie brings it all back. My Father was relatively healthy up till the end in 2010. My Mother on the other hand became lost in her own thoughts. Not knowing us kids and I would love to think she still recognized my Father. My Mother passed in November of 2010 and my Father in June of 2010. I remember my Dad saying that once my Mom went into the dementia/alzheimer care ward, he felt like it was as lonely as when he was in the Navy back during WWII. He never recovered and died broken hearted. This movie hits home. You can try to hold out. You can try to care for your loved one but, once the veil cover the mind, it's just sad beyond words. I talked more at my Mothers funeral than I could while she was alive. The disease just drains the individual and caretakers and devastates the loving people around them. Very sad movie. Having lived this it does strike a nerve and a lot more. I think the only take away is this, love the people around you and don't let go no matter how hard it gets.


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