Watch: Runoff 2014 123movies, Full Movie Online – The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land. An old friend, struggling to keep his own farm profitable by any means necessary-offers Betty a way out. She refuses to get involved, but as the pressures mount for her family and they are on the brink of eviction, her husband, Frank, reveals that he is seriously ill. How far will one to go to take care of one’s own? Recalling all that is heartland Americana, this film combines an ecological urgency with a compelling yet sensitive story..
Plot: The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land.
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Review of Runoff
Runoff is a fascinating new film by first time film director Kimberly Levin.
The film is about life in rural America, but unlike the usual simplistic, nostalgic and idealized portrayals which we often get when presented with stories of “life on the farm,” Levin’s film realistically tackles subjects confronting farmers in the here-and-now.
What is particularly interesting is that Levin poses the economic challenges of small farmers and small farm service industry workers as a series of moral choices many with devastating consequences, on people and on the environment. The actors are top-notch. The cinematography is personal and at times epic and lyrical. This was a wonderful film.
The lead actor, Joanne Kelly, “Betty,” was especially great. Although full of outer beauty, she is no Hollywood actress “playing at” being a farmer. Joanne Kelly does all of her farm work like a pro, adding realism and dignity to her role. The same can be said for all of the other actors as well. All of them seem to truly inhabit their roles.
All in all, Runoff is a great film and should be seen widely by those who want to know more about the complexities of modern farm life, and for those who want to see a deeply affecting story about personal moral choices and their consequences.
Serious, Funny and really makes you hold a mirror to yourself! MUST SEE!
“Runoff” is a film about a middle class farming family that has found themselves falling on hard times. Betty, the mother of this family, must decide whither to put her personal morals aside to help them out of their rut or watch as their small town life’s begin to unravel even more around them.
The story is something many people have found themselves experiencing more and more today with the economic hardships. But to see it from a rural stand point just proves how universal the films themes of survival are. You can be from an Urban or Suburban area and still understand what these characters are going through, and decide on if you agree with their actions in the end.
The film also gives a great glimpse into the Farming community itself! Almost shot documentary style, we get an inside glimpse of the underbelly of how farms are run and the competitiveness that there is between the small town farmers and the big corporations. You really discover that there isn’t really a difference between the American Cultures when you examine them under the microscope that this film brings to light, and that is due part by the fantastic script that Kimberly Levin presents and her directing style.
A great script and story isn’t all that this film has to offer though, it’s cast is stellar. Especially Joanne Kelly, mostly known for her role in “Warehouse 13”, who carries the film. For those who are fans of her work as Myka Bering they will be shocked to see her very stripped down and completely raw in what I want to say is probably one of her best performances! Even with there being so little dialog in some scenes just her presence conveys so much.
It’s not all seriousness either. The story is able to bring out a few good laughs along with really making us examine our own moral values in the end. It’s certainly a small film that needs to be shown in a bigger light and totally worth checking out!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Director Kimberly Levin
Writer Kimberly Levin
Actors Joanne Kelly, Neal Huff, Alex Shaffer
Country United States
Awards 4 nominations
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Camera Arri Alexa (Main Camera)
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