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Minding the Gap (2018)

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Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

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Bing Liu
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 51 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Keire Johnson Keire Johnson ... Himself (as Kiere Johnson)
Bing Liu ... Himself
Zack Mulligan Zack Mulligan ... Himself
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Storyline

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minding the Gap See more »

Filming Locations:

Rockford, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,812, 19 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,998, 23 August 2018
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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The Film was shot in the span of 12 years See more »

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Zack Mulligan: Your whole life society tells you, like 'oh, be a man, and you are strong and you are tough and margaritas are gay' you know, like. You know. You don't grow up thinking that's the way you are. When you're a kid, you just do, you just act and then somewhere along the line, everyone loses that.
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Written by Chris Spedding, Stephen W. Parsons
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Unrelenting Honesty
30 August 2018 | by jonspenstSee all my reviews

Two really good skateboarding movies came out recently. The first one I got to see, Crystal Moselle's "Skate Kitchen", functioned as a fun semi-documentary that celebrated the friendship forged between a crew of NYC girls making their own space in a predominately male sport. The second one, Bing Liu's "Minding the Gap" took a very different approach to the subject, focusing much deeper on the pain that drove a group of three Midwestern skateboarders together, and how the same wounds would continue to dictate their life both in and outside of skateboarding. Unlike Skate Kitchen, this documentary is not an easy watch. It's by no means a boring watch, as Liu constructs a very cinematic experience both visually and emotionally, but some of the life experiences that the director focuses on can be truly devastating to anyone who has ever experienced anything similar. The characters in this film are real, and you want to see each of them succeed despite the odds stacked against them. I don't want to spoil the story too much, but I will say that there's something in this movie for everyone. It's much less a skateboarding movie than it is a movie about parenthood gone wrong and finding your way in your 20's, which I'm sure a lot of people can relate to. I hope everyone gets to see this film, and I hope everyone has a box of tissues close by.


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