Those Left Behind

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"What happens after the worst thing happens?"
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 6.6  (87)

Those Left Behind is a 2016 drama film directed by Maria Finitzo and written by John W. Comerford. The movie stars Daphne Zuniga, Michael Hogan, Jack Griffo, and several others. It revolves around the complexities of family relationships and the impact of death on those who are left behind. The story follows a family residing in a small town in the United States. The parents, Hank and Maggie (played by Hogan and Zuniga), are dealing with the sudden death of their son, Caleb. Their surviving son, Luke (played by Griffo), has been struggling to deal with the loss of his brother and the pressure of being the only child left behind.

The family's grief is palpable from the very beginning of the movie. As they struggle to cope with the loss of their son and brother, they are forced to confront their own personal demons and tensions that have been bubbling under the surface for years.

Hank, played excellently by Michael Hogan, is the family patriarch and a retired police officer. While Maggie tries to deal with her grief by throwing herself into her work as a nurse, Hank tries to distract himself by embarking on an extramarital affair. As their marriage begins to crumble, the family is left to wonder if they can ever come back together again.

Meanwhile, Luke is dealing with his own struggles. He has been dealing with anxiety and depression since the death of his brother and is struggling to come to terms with being the only child left in the family. He has been acting out, getting into trouble at school and with the law. His parents are at a loss as to how to help him.

The movie deals with themes of grief, guilt, and the breakdown of the family unit. It is a powerful examination of how loss can tear a family apart and how difficult it can be to pick up the pieces and move on. The cast of the movie is top-notch, with each actor delivering a standout performance.

One aspect of the movie that is particularly notable is the way it handles the issue of mental health. Luke's struggles are depicted in a realistic and nuanced way, showing how mental illness can impact someone's life and the lives of those around them. The movie doesn't shy away from the difficult and uncomfortable aspects of mental health, and as such, it feels like a powerful tribute to those who are struggling with these issues.

Overall, Those Left Behind is an emotionally charged and powerful movie that will stick with you long after the credits roll. It is a thought-provoking examination of what it means to be a family and how we deal with loss and grief. It is a must-watch for fans of powerful dramas and anyone who has ever dealt with the complex emotions that come with the loss of a loved one.

Those Left Behind is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

Those Left Behind
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    6.6  (87)