First screened in April 2016
Director: Jeff Nichols. Cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, David Jensen, Sharon Landry, Sharon Garrison, Dana Gourrier, Allison King, Sean Bridgers, Lucy Faust. Screenplay: Jeff Nichols. Twitter Capsule:
Holds your attention. Laudable refusal to settle for any template, but The Idea feels less than fully worked out.
Are we watching Nichols develop into someone special or willfully lionizing a mid-level talent? This one's both gutsy and imitative. Surface looks unique. Core is familiar.