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Goodbye World 2013

  • Denis Hennelly
  • June 15, 2013
  • 101 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
When a mysterious cyber-attack cripples civilization, a group of old college friends and lovers retreat to a remote country cabin, where they must cope with an uncertain future while navigating the minefield of their shared past.

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A good — but not great — examination of interconnected post-collegiate relationships as modern society crumbles. Be aware that the poster for this film (and especially the DVD / Blu-Ray cover featuring L.A. in flames) is blatant deceptive marketing. There are no explosions or cities aflame. This film forgoes the 'big picture' of collapse for an intimate look at how quickly tensions build in small communities when even the slightest bit of stress is applied.

And, really, as far as the end of the world goes, this gang of angsty hipsters has it pretty good. Smoking weed in a hot tub in a cabin in the northern California hills.

Nevertheless, Gaby Hoffmann is note-perfect and probably brings more to her character than what was in the script, and it's nice to see Caroline Dhavernas on the English-speaking big screen again after the mediocre 'Passchendaele'.

If you like the psychological drama of desparate characters in close quarters, you'll probably enjoy this. If you're looking for explosions and L.A. in flames... well, check out the DVD / Blu-Ray cover.

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great film.. it's not often I come across a film that's completely different than any other movie I've watched in the past

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A more realistic alternative to an apocalyptic scenario, something that I can wrap my head around. Real people with real problems kept me on the edge. Great movie and great cast!

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