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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 Wendy Vanden Heuvel ... Topless Bird Woman (as Wendy Vaden Hueval)
Deborah Geffner ... Mom (voice)
Riley Keough ... Sarah
Riki Lindhome ... Actress
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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaliforniai rémálom See more »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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In the apartment of the Comic Man, a selection of life casts is hanging on the walls. They feature next Abraham Lincoln, Johnny Depp (mentioned), Raquel Welch, Grace Kelly and ... Kim Kardashian. See more »

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Good, but unsattisfying as a whole
20 September 2018 | by sennecambreSee all my reviews

The main reason I watched this movie is because of the trailer and the over-enthousiastly written revieuws I read in a paper. It felt promissing.

So I went see it: first it feels like a comedic parody on old detective noir films, then suddenly it becomes a horror-thriller, then a scene full on comedy, then detective noir again - yet this time it doesn't feel like a parody, then it becomes horror again... and so on... To put it short: the picture seems not able to decide what it wants to be. Some might call it an experimental mix of genres, yet it felt more like indecisiveness to me.

The individual scenes are good, not great, but good. The complete film just couldn't win me over.

Furthermore I am kind of pissed of about the plot (don't worry, I'm not going to spoil anything). The movie introduces dozens of plot-points throughout the whole, but only ties together a couple of these in the end. So I felt like it needed more to have a satisfying end - despite its allready outrageous runtime!

Anyways, 4 stars nontheless. Love you Andrew...


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