The Motel Life: movie review (R)

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Drama

The Motel Life

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Time Out says

Tue Nov 5 2013

If you put every Sundance film from the last three decades in a food processor, hit puree and boil down the results, you’d end up with something close to Alan and Gabe Polsky’s familial drama, in which working-class brothers Frank (Emile Hirsch) and Jerry (Stephen Dorff) go on the lam after the latter kills a young boy in a hit-and-run. This debut film does establish a fragile mood that lingers like a morning fog, however, and it doesn’t hurt to have Kris Kristofferson dropping lines like “You’re not a loser, son, but if you keep acting like one, I don’t know.”

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Rated:

R

US release:

2012

Duration:

85 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Gabe Polsky, Alan Polsky

Cast:

Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson

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