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Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 January 2014 (USA)
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In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie-a boy nobody really knew or ... See full summary »

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Carter Smith

Writers:

Christopher Barzak (novel), Carter Smith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Saylor ... Gracie Highsmith
Noah Silver ... Jamie Marks
Cameron Monaghan ... Adam McCormick
Brett DelBuono ... Matt Hardin
Fred Tolliver Jr. ... Fred
Ronen Rubinstein ... Ronnie
Ryan Munzert ... Aaron McCormick
Connor Antico ... Ed
Adrian Enscoe ... Larry
Andrew Polk ... Mr. Motes
Lizzy DeClement ... Elizabeth Simms
Liv Tyler ... Linda McCormick
Judy Greer ... Lucy Hall
Jordyn DiNatale ... Chloe
Erin Wilhelmi ... Susan
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In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie-a boy nobody really knew or interacted with, except occasionally to bully him. When Jamie's ghost begins to appear both to Adam and Gracie, the classmate who discovered the body, Adam is caught between two worlds. He has a budding romance with Gracie, but he also feels a deep connection to Jamie, who brings him closer to the world of the undead. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jamie Marks Está Morto See more »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Haunting and effective
30 August 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

It seems like no one has really seen this film aside from a very few, and I tend to not see films until I've heard enough reactions because, especially with indies like this, they always seem to, well, not be so good. This surprised me a whole lot. I thought it was going to be a horror film, and on some level it is, but it plays out like a coming- of-age drama. It reminds me of Let the Right One in/Let Me In in its slow pace, atmosphere, and pair of leads at the core. I think it's pretty fantastically directed, and the script, while not without its flaws, does a really good job setting up these characters and really giving some meat to the story. I strongly recommend this


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