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Gimme Shelter 2014

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Based on a true story. Vanessa Hudgens gives the best performance of her career in this uplifting film about one girl's struggle to find love, acceptance and redemption. Co-starring: James Earl Jones, Brendan Fraser and Rosario Dawson.

Starring:
Brendan Fraser, Rosario Dawson
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1 hour, 41 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Ron Krauss
Starring Brendan Fraser, Rosario Dawson
Supporting actors Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones, Dascha Polanco, Stephanie Szostak, Emily Meade, Ann Dowd, Candace Smith, Peter Epstein, Eddie Schweighardt, Ralph Rodriguez, Tashiana Washington, Hector Lincoln, Sheila Tapia, Karina Bonnefil, Allen Holloway, Rufus Dorsey, Rachel Mattila Amberson, Laneya Wiles
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Great story, and I feel the director hit the objective by making it feel authentic. It's a realistic story about working your way through the bad, and finding hope. If you don't like realism in a movie than this might not be your cup of tea. It's a serious movie and it teeters of course on the abortion issue, but it's not really about that...instead it focuses on humanizing the girl rather than making her some kind of propaganda machine, and it also shows how there are a lot of great people helping others out there, and how a community of people in a bad situation can come together and create a positive environment for themselves. There is a lot of emotions and issues going on in this movie...it's not for someone that wants to just be entertained, it's a real film that makes you think. It's a work of art as far as I'm concerned.
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The shelter would be for a runaway girl who has become homeless and now finds herself pregnant. She had left home hoping that she could find her successful father but now it looks as though she may be repeating her unwed mother's turbulent story.

Writer/director Ron Kraus ("Amexica") inspires his actors, both with his words and his direction. There were several long, single-take scenes that were notable. Watch for the one at the front door with Dawson and Dowd. I'll keep an eye out for this guy.

Here is some of the cast:
* Vanessa Hudgens ("Machete Kills") is Apple, our desperate runaway; her mother is a drug addict; her foster families don't work out; she has no job, no life skills, and no resources; now her new-found father wants her to have an abortion.
* Brendan Fraser ("Inkheart") is her father, Tom Fitzpatrick, a successful Wall Street businessman. He was only 19 when he fathered our heroine and bailed out on her mother because his parents wanted him to go to college.
* Rosario Dawson ("Zookeeper") is the reason our gal ran away: Mom is a drug addict and a prostitute...reason enough, don't you think? Her actions are chilling; our screening audience gasped during one scene.
* James Earl Jones ("Jack and the Beanstalk" voice) brings hope with his role as the white knight who comes galloping into our wounded girl's broken life, insisting that things CAN be better.
* Ann Dowd ("Side Effects") is Kathy, the practical and loving woman who provides that much-needed shelter.

This PG-13 story is based on true incidents in the life of a pregnant runaway, with some very welcome photos of the real people during the final credits. I LOVE it when that happens! Amazon will let me know when the DVD is available; I always notify my JayFlix.net folks.
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Vanessa Hudgens completely astounded me with her performance as Agnes "Apple" Bailey in this heart-wrenching story written and directed by Ron Krauss and loosely based on a true story. As this movie's title really exclaims it all, "Gimme Shelter" is more of a desperate cry from an abused and abandoned sixteen-year-old girl for the stability she has never known. According to Agnes, the proof is right in her hand as she slaps the letter down onto her father's, Tom Fitzpatrick (Brendan Fraser), high-end and stylish dining room table. In plain text, she is the 'Apple of his eye'. He wrote this to her, then why did he leave her with a drug addicted and abusive mother, June (Rosario Dawson), to basically fend for herself?

Agnes has been shuffled around from ten different foster homes by the young age of twelve, even being left behind by June while she was imprisoned for her drug habit at the tender age of just eight years. Her mother just up and leaves her on a whim. As her own mother showed neither love nor stability for her, she finally comes to the cutting-off point. She hacks off her long locks of hair and dares to make a change. Agnes runs away in a painful scene, provoking a drugged, disheveled, and volatile June along with a taxi driver who shows no compassion for the teen either while tossing her from the vehicle.

She does arrive at her father's home, although is clearly unwelcome there also, even with the letter. This single piece of paper that gives her a past, a family, and a person who claimed to love her - way back when. Agnes refers to herself from this point as "Apple" in an attempt to form a brand new identity through her father's eyes. Now he refuses to see that she has had to raise herself without him.
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This was an amazing, well performed movie that brought tears to my eyes. I was a single, teenaged mother too but my circumstances weren't nearly as bad as the lead character. Decades later I am an RN with a number of jqdegrees and most of my education I pursued as a single mother. No one should ever tell a pregnant woman or girl that a baby will ruin her life. Those that can Ron your life are the people who try to convince you that killing an unborn baby will somehow free you. I'm glad I choose life for my son and hope this movie will help young expectant mothers to choose the same for their babies.
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What a great movie! I can relate to Apple to some degree, because I was abandoned by both parents, placed in an abusive foster home. On my own at 18. But she really had it bad with her abusive Mom. I hope Apple does well in life and that she makes a good Mom and changes her life around. It is possible I did. Also the world could use more people like Father McCarthy. The movie was so moving and when Apple had her baby she showed such love for her baby. That part really made me cry. I am so glad to see there are good people like Kathy DiFiore who transformed her home into a shelter and gave the teens the option of life instead of abortion. It is a very moving story. I truly enjoyed it.
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