Friday, September 7, 2012

Now Available on DVD -- Hide Away, Starring Josh Lucas (Review)

Hide Away


Directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals), HIDE AWAY follows the story of a successful businessman (Josh Lucas, Sweet Home Alabama, The Firm) attempting to resurrect his life. Entering an idyllic harbor as a broken and haunted man, he buys and boards the dilapidated sailboat Hesperus. Disturbed at night by unsettling dreams of his family, he finds the boat becoming a beacon of hope as he begins his journey back toward redemption.

Watching him from the harbor cafĂ© are three equally mysterious residents: a waitress (Ayelet Zurer, Angels & Demons) with a piercingly watchful eye on Hesperus; the veteran mariner (James Cromwell, The Artist), a salty, soulful man unable to reconcile his own past; and a newly single father (Jon Tenney), whose boisterous enthusiasm for his newfound freedom contrasts with the young businessman’s deliberate solitude.

As he descends deeper into the refuge of nature, isolation takes hold and he is forced to confront his troubled past.
Bonus Features
“Making of Hide Away”; Interviews with Director Chris Eyre, Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer, James Cromwell, Jon Tenney, and Taylor Nichols
Best Cinematography, SXSW
Official Selection, Denver Film Festival
Official Selection, Heartland Film Festival

My Thoughts:

I ended up watching this movie last night, as I wasn't sure if my husband would be into this type of film.  But, having seen it and talking to him about it, we plan to watch again this evening, after the girls go to bed. This film centers around Josh Lucas, who plays a successful businessman, who on the inside is just holding on.  He is a pure example of how money can't really buy you happiness.  Even though he is successful, he has a haunting past then leaves him broken inside.  As he sets out to try and rebuild his life, he buys a boat and begins fixing it up. 

This heartwarming and emotional indie film is a great film about redemption and the steps a person has to take to come to terms with their past, in order to be able to move on and begin living in the present.  I can't wait to see what my husband thinks of this film after we watch it this evening.  Are you looking for a film to watch with your sweetie after the kids go to bed?  Then, why not consider Hide Away?  This was one film that wasn't on my radar, but I am so glad I took the time to watch.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mien alone.

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