June 2015 Drama Movies

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The Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy looks really good. It is also crazy that Paul Dano plays him as a young man and John Cusack plays him as middle aged man. Infinitely Polar Bear just seems like an unsafe situation to put kids in with a bipolar person, but the parenting probably wasn’t too different from normal parenting in the 1970s. Both Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Eden look like very sweet movies, with one being sad and one very reminiscent of the kind of dance music I like tied into a love story. As much as I find Macaulay Culkin a weirdo, I really like the acting of his various brothers so I might eventually watch Gabriel.


 

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Love & Mercy

Release Date: June 5, 2015

Cast: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti

Director: Bill Pohlad

Paul Dano and John Cusack both star as Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys at different ages, which follows him losing his grip on reality and later on with his girlfriend (played by Elizabeth Banks) who fights with his psychotherapist (played by Paul Giamatti) who she does not trust.


 

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Infinitely Polar Bear

Release Date: June 19, 2015

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide, Beth Dixon, Keir Dullea

Director: Maya Forbes

After suffering a nervous breakdown from his bipolar disorder, a father is asked to take care of his two younger daughters to get a routine going in his life while his wife goes to college in New York. Autobiographical story from one of the daughters.


 

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Release Date: June 12, 2015

Cast: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Connie Britton

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

A teenager is forced by his mom to befriend a girl (someone he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten) because she was recently diagnosed with cancer. She starts to hang out with him and his best friend who spend most of their time making goofy versions of their favorite movies.


 

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Eden

Release Date: June 19, 2015

Cast: Felix De Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Macaigne, Greta Gerwig, Golshifteh Farahani, Laura Smet, Vincent Lacoste, Roman Kolinka, Paul Spera, Zita Harnot

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve

Based on the experiences of the director’s brother, Paul is a teenager who wants to be a DJ during the underground rave scene of early-nineties Paris. There is also a subplot about Daft Punk rising up through this same music scene.


 

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Gabriel

Release Date: June 19, 2015

Cast: Rory Culkin, Emily Meade, Lynn Cohen, David Call

Director: Lou Howe

A teenager has a psychotic breakdown after his father’s suicide. While his mother and brother worry about what he might do to himself or others, Gabriel is fixated that marrying his ex-girlfriend will fix everything.


 

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Hungry Hearts

Release Date: June 5, 2015

Cast: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell

Director: Saverio Constanzo

Newlyweds that seem to have a great relationship until the birth of their son. The mother wants her son to live cleanly and purely, but what she is doing may kill him unless the father can stop her.


 

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The Tribe

Release Date: June 17, 2015

Cast: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova

Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

A silent film done entirely in sign language with no subtitles or voiceovers. It follows a kid as he starts at a boarding school for the deaf and tries to join a gang of kids who have extracurricular activities such as robbery and prostitution.


 

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Set Fire to the Stars

Release Date: June 12, 2015

Cast: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly

Director: Andy Goddard

Based on a true story of an academic who brings poet Dylan Thomas to America for the first time in the 1950s where he creates quite a scandal.


 

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Glass Chin

Release Date: June 26, 2015

Cast: Corey Stoll, Billy Crudup, Marin Ireland, Katherine Waterston, Yul Vazquez

Director: Noah Buschel

A former boxer, who is now struggling financially, starts to work for a shady guy as a driver, but ends up framed for murder.

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