Little Accidents

Little Accidents

Little Accidents

Feature debut from writer-director Sara Colangelo (expanded from her award-winning short film of the same name) sees the citizens of a small West Virginian town sift through emotional wreckage in the aftermath of a terrible coal mining disaster. Stars Elizabeth Banks, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny and Mud's Jacob Lofland.

"Amos (Boyd Holbrook) is lucky to be alive, but he feels more cursed than blessed as the sole survivor of a devastating accident that took the lives of 10 of his fellow miners... Meanwhile, Amos' middle-class boss, Bill (Lucas), fears he will become an easy scapegoat for the mine's lax safety protocols. The anguish for Bill and his wife, Diana (Banks), increase exponentially when their teenage son goes missing without a trace. His schoolmate, Owen (Lofland), knows what happened to the missing teen, but also holds his tongue for fear of the consequences. The secrets and betrayals start to pile up, leading to a dramatic conclusion as these intertwined characters are forced to wrestle with the truth." (Seattle International Film Festival)

2014Rating: M105 minsUSA
Drama
76%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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A sensitive and well-meaning but rather ordinary melodrama.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Owen tries with lurching uncertainty to ease back into normal, even as the writer and director Sara Colangelo clutters his path with enough obstacles to challenge the most heroically determined traveler.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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This well-intentioned melodrama creates a number of potentially compelling figures, only to shove them into contrived corners that undermine the film's sense of authenticity.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Sara Colangelo's sombre drama is a promising first feature.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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To her credit, the writer-director tries for complexity. Now if she can just get the storytelling to match the quality of the filmmaking, I suspect there will be fewer little accidents.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A small-town tragedy leads to moral crises on all sides in Sara Colangelo's Little Accidents, a sober drama that makes class central to the story without ever sounding like it has an agenda.

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Variety

Variety

press

A sensitive and well-meaning but rather ordinary melodrama.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Owen tries with lurching uncertainty to ease back into normal, even as the writer and director Sara Colangelo clutters his path with enough obstacles to challenge the most heroically determined traveler.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

This well-intentioned melodrama creates a number of potentially compelling figures, only to shove them into contrived corners that undermine the film's sense of authenticity.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Sara Colangelo's sombre drama is a promising first feature.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

To her credit, the writer-director tries for complexity. Now if she can just get the storytelling to match the quality of the filmmaking, I suspect there will be fewer little accidents.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A small-town tragedy leads to moral crises on all sides in Sara Colangelo's Little Accidents, a sober drama that makes class central to the story without ever sounding like it has an agenda.

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