Highland Park

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"Fate throws Fortune, not everyone catches."
  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.4  (498)

Highland Park is a 2013 drama movie directed by Andrew Meieran and starring an impressive cast of actors including Billy Burke, Danny Glover, and Parker Posey. The story is set in the small town of Highland Park, a once-thriving neighborhood that has seen better days. The local high school, which used to be the pride of the town, is now in danger of shutting down due to dwindling enrollment and a lack of funding. The teachers, who are deeply invested in their students’ future, are worried about being unemployed and the effect that the shutdown will have on the community.

The main character, Charlie, played by Billy Burke, is a down-on-his-luck former professional poker player, who now works as a substitute teacher at the local high school. He is facing financial troubles and is struggling to make ends meet. When he hears about a high-stakes poker game that takes place once a year, he sees it as an opportunity to get back on his feet.

As Charlie prepares for the poker game, he comes across several other characters who are also struggling with their own problems. There is Jack, played by Danny Glover, a retired mechanic who is dealing with health issues and mourning the loss of his wife. Then, there is Meredith, played by Parker Posey, a former high school sweetheart of Charlie, who is now a successful businesswoman but is unhappy with her life.

Charlie convinces Jack and Meredith to join him in the poker game, which he sees as a way to win the money needed to save the school. The trio learns valuable lessons about life and love along the way as they try to win the game against some tough competition.

One of the strengths of Highland Park is the strong performances from the three leads. Billy Burke’s portrayal of Charlie is nuanced and complex, making the audience sympathize with him even when he makes some questionable decisions. Danny Glover is captivating as Jack, bringing a sense of wisdom and dignity to his role. Parker Posey, as Meredith, is convincing as a driven businesswoman who is lonely at the top.

The movie also has some beautiful shots of the town of Highland Park, which adds to its charm. The soundtrack, composed by Grammy-nominated artist Fall On Your Sword, is also worth mentioning as it complements the visuals well.

Overall, Highland Park is a heartwarming story about a community coming together to save something they all love. Its themes of perseverance, friendship, and love are sure to resonate with audiences. The movie leaves a lasting impression, urging viewers to appreciate the importance of community and the value of education.

Highland Park is a 2013 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    5.4  (498)