Away From Here

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  • 2014
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.7  (229)

Away From Here is a riveting drama film from 2014 starring Alicia Witt, Frankie Faison, and Nick Stahl. The story follows the life of a young woman, Kate, who is struggling with addiction and a broken family. She leaves her hometown in search of a better life and a chance to start over. The movie opens with Kate, played by Alicia Witt, performing at a local bar in the town where she grew up. It’s clear from the beginning that Kate has a lot of emotional baggage and is struggling with addiction. Her relationship with her husband, Ricky, played by Nick Stahl, is strained and she doesn't have a good support system. Kate’s mother, played by Rayven Symone Ferrell, is an alcoholic and tries to pressure Kate into drinking with her. It’s easy to see why Kate feels trapped in her hometown.

In an effort to escape her past and start fresh, Kate packs her bags and leaves town without telling anyone where she’s going. She ends up in a small town in Maine where she starts working in a diner. The owner of the diner, Arthur, played by Frankie Faison, takes a liking to Kate and offers her a place to stay. Arthur is a warm and fatherly figure, something Kate desperately needs in her life.

As Kate settles into her new life, she starts to make meaningful connections with the people around her. She befriends a young boy named Jake, played by Jarod Einsohn, and his mother, Hannah, played by Raven Goodwin. Kate also starts dating a local artist named Jed, played by Timothy Ryan Cole. Her relationship with Jed is refreshing and healthy, something she’s never experienced before.

Just when Kate starts to feel like she’s found a place where she belongs, her past starts to catch up with her. Ricky shows up in town, drunk and angry. He tries to convince Kate to come back home with him, promising that things will be different this time. Kate is forced to confront her demons and make a choice about her future.

Away From Here is a deeply emotional film that explores the themes of addiction, family dysfunction, and the search for meaning in life. Alicia Witt delivers a stunning performance as Kate, bringing both vulnerability and strength to the character. Nick Stahl is equally impressive as Ricky, portraying the complexity of a man struggling to change his ways. Frankie Faison brings a warmth and wisdom to the character of Arthur, making him a standout in the film.

The cinematography in Away From Here is beautiful, capturing the picturesque landscapes of Maine and the small town charm of the film’s setting. The score is also a highlight, providing an emotional backdrop to the story.

Overall, Away From Here is a powerful film that will resonate with anyone who has experienced struggle and the desire for a fresh start. It’s a reminder that sometimes the hardest thing to do is confront our past, but it’s necessary in order to move forward.

Away From Here is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 22 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (229)