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      Things That Hang From Trees

      R 2006 1 hr. 37 min. Drama List
      Reviews 21% 100+ Ratings Audience Score In 1969, a boy's wish to see fireworks from the city's lighthouse is complicated by odd neighbors, abusive kids and useless parents. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I decided to give this film a chance, because it really is an intriguing story. Set in 1969, in a small town in Florida. An alcoholic father has abandoned his wife and child. The child is slow and has all kinds of problems, so the mother is forced to open up a business. In 1969 what kind of business does every small southern town need? You guessed it, a sex shop! It's a different plot and seemed like it would be a very interesting story, but looks can be deceiving. They hire writers to make the "official" description of the movie, so it sound great and you'll go see it, and in this case they got me. This has got to be one of the slowest and most pointless movies I have ever seen. Everyone is portrayed as stupid, the film is choppy and makes no sense, and on top of that it's just a total bore! They fooled me, don't let them fool you! Avoid this one! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I hate getting lured into watching a movie that compares itself to a good movie. I got this movie because it said "in the tradition of Chocolat" I really enjoyed Chocolat and this wasn't even a LITTLE like it. It's about a kid who's mother likes to sit in the window of her sex shop dressed up like a mannequin which you would think would have all sorts of possiblities...seriously the dullest movie I have ever seen. I was happy when the mom was found dead at the end so the kid could actually get some guidance. Unfortuneately that is where the movie ended..she meant so little they didn't even investigate despite the kid's father coming back into the picture 5 minutes before. I don't know how it is that people find it so hard to get movies made when some filmmakers are so desperate for ideas that they feel a need to burden the rest of us with this garbage. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member A half-baked piece of Southern Gothic, Ido Mizrahy's debut film wears its influences a little too closely on its sleeve. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This was set in Saint A, close to where I'm from. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Well, what can I say, for me it was an utter waste of time. The only priase can give is to the colorist of this movie, the story is over stretch, it is a very slow movie. Although you don't expect it to end the way it did, I would not recommend this...(read more) movie Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is the equality of mixing a bunch of totally different & unrelated things into a bowl & calling it a movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter A half-baked piece of Southern Gothic, Ido Mizrahy's debut film wears its influences a little too closely on its sleeve. May 2, 2006 Full Review Ronnie Scheib Variety [A] stilted, somewhat pretentious Southern Gothic tale. Mar 29, 2006 Full Review Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle The causality here is somewhat thin -- any time one story really gets cooking, we're jettisoned to another -- but the ensemble cast does good work, and the location becomes a character unto itself. Mar 23, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In 1969, a boy's wish to see fireworks from the city's lighthouse is complicated by odd neighbors, abusive kids and useless parents.
      Director
      Ido Mizrahy
      Executive Producer
      Philip Bligh, Roddy Mancuso, Bruce Randolph Tizes
      Screenwriter
      Aaron Louis Tordini
      Production Co
      Aviles Street Productions
      Rating
      R (Language|Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 13, 2007